Sanctions on Russian Cats Too Following Ukraine Invasion?

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The Federation International Feline, a leading international cat society is banning Russian cats as President Vladimir Putin continues to wage war in Ukraine.

The FIFe Executive board said it “cannot just witness these atrocities and do nothing.”

The cat society has thus implemented new measures:

  • No cat bred in Russia may be imported and registered in any FIFe pedigree book outside Russia, regardless of, which organization issued its pedigree.
  •  No cat belonging to exhibitors living in Russia may be entered at any FIFe show outside Russia, regardless of, which organization these exhibitors hold their membership in.

The restrictions were implemented on Thursday and will remain valid until May when it will be “reviewed as and when necessary.”

The Board of FIFe announced that it will offer financial support to Ukrainian cat breeders and fanciers who are affected by the war.

“Our Ukrainian fellow feline fanciers are desperately trying to take care of their cats and other animals in these trying circumstances. We are extremely happy that many members of FIFe clubs bordering Ukraine, such as Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, are lending a helping hand to their Ukrainian breeder friends.”

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