The Federation Internationale Feline (FIFe), an international cat fancier society, has said, “no cat bred in Russia may be imported and registered in any FIFe pedigree book outside Russia.”
The federation has imposed the restrictions on cats bred in Russia in response to Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.
According to reports the NGO, FIFe Executive Board, in a statement, said that it is “shocked and horrified” that the army of the “Russian Federation invaded the Republic of Ukraine and started a war.”
“Many innocent people died, many more are wounded and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are forced to flee their homes to save their lives. We can all witness the destruction and chaos caused by this unprecedented act of aggression,” the FIFe said in a statement.
FIFe, in a statement, said that the Board feels it cannot just witness these atrocities and do nothing, so it decided that as of March 1, “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 statement added.