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British Veterinary Association has issued a warning that the British Folded Cat Breed should be stopped for reasons of public safety. Born in Scotland in the 1960', the cat is known for its small lop-ear. This is, however, the outcome of a hereditary disease that can lead to a brief and distressing life.
A well known cat on the web is a Japanese living Scotch wrinkle named Maru, whose video has been viewed more than 300 million on YouTube. It is a favourite because it is "sweet", says Gudrun Ravetz, Chairwoman of the British Veterinary Association. "They have become so loved by the public and publicity.
"Humans want these kittens for this, but unfortunately it is another example of how we give priority to the look of a domestic animal over its own living well being. "She says that the cat has a genetically mutated form that affects its chondrocytes, which results in the ear wrinkles and owl-like hair.
It says that the chondrocyte change also causes trouble with other parts of the cat's skull. "All of these genetical changes, which all Scotch folding females will have, will evolve into life-long untreatable and debilitating illnesses such as a kind of ailment. "What is the Scotch folding feline? Every Scotch wrinkle comes from a female stable called Susie, which was found on a 1961 farmyard near Coupar Angus.
Rosses began a kennel program and began to register their kittens with the Governing Council of the Catholic Fancy, the British Register of Pedigrees, in 1966. In the early 1970s, however, the GCCF ceased to register wrinkles because it was concerned about auditory disturbances and auditory ailments. It became popular in the United Kingdom, but the United States soon took it into their hearts.
After the research was given up, the kittens were taken up again. A cat found its way to Salle Wolfe Peters in Pennsylvania, which is said to be in charge of the development of the race in the United States. It is still a favourite in the USA and has been sold all over the globe.
GCCF said it had kept its prohibition of the race since the 70s for reasons of sickness. "but then you can see the medical condition they have. A number of supporters of the race say that conscientious growers never pair one Scotch wrinkle with another, but combine it with an American Shorthair or British Shorthair.
It is claimed that this results in a lower likelihood of inherent damage to heredity. "No, that's not the case," says Mrs. Ravetz of the British Veterinary Association. "I' m sure all of our females with this pleated head will have the same gene. Let us not breed domestic animals that can have these issues. "Dee has been raising Scotch Folds for 10 years, even supplying Ed Sheeran with his favourite kitten.
It says: Had I found out that there had been a big issue, I would certainly have ceased to breed them. "However, when compared to the number of medical problems that other races experience, this could be argued for most races. "The British Veterinary Association said that most of our females, unlike ours, have no pedigrees.
While they said that about 80% of females were just mogies, they were concerned that consumer fashions for designers' kittens were raised more for their looks than for their wellbeing. "There' s no apology for raising an insect that we know will have a life-long ailment.
"The number of so-called brachycephal races - the boobies, the British bulldog, the British bulldog, the Bulldog - which can have a number of issues, among them crippling respiratory ailments. "Vet Record, the veterinarian magazine, prohibits ads in which shallow animals are used. She has now said that she will check the use of the Scotch folding cats.
" At the moment there is no prohibition on kittens in Scotland or any restriction on kittens in the UK, but the UK authorities said they were considering outlawing them. She added: "The Scots authorities would urge anyone who breeds any species to prevent the rearing of individuals with inherited diseases.