Starting October 1, 2021, the breeding and trading of cat breeds with folded ears, such as Scottish fold and Highland fold cats has been prohibited in Flemish part of Belgium. The most noticeable feature of these cats is its ears, which are the consequence of a genetic mutation that causes abnormality in the cartilage calledRead more
Raising awareness about health and welfare issues associated with excessive breed-related traits such as brachycephaly is important to FECAVA. The Federation has adopted a Europe-wide position paper on this topic.
Below you can see some actions organised or co-organised by our member associations*:
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