• @Barbarian
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    8 months ago

    Which is why I said mostly FUD. Dwarfism can cause arthritis depending on the line, but it isn’t guaranteed like the Scottish Fold. Maine Coons actually get arthritis far more often than Munchkins. Good breeders have outcrossed Munchkins with a wide variety of other breeds to get a huge amount of genetic diversity, more than most other modern breeds.

    I’ve seen a lot of the stuff that happens with cat breeding first-hand. Overall, I hope people rescue cats from shelters instead of buying from breeders. All I’m saying here is that Munchkins are nowhere near the worst offenders and it sounds more and more like EU legislators want to ban certain breeds and call it a day rather than actually understanding the core issues and making more thoughtful legislation.