The "Fédération Internationale Féline" (FIFe) describes itself as "the United Nations of Cat Federations," and they're letting the world know that Russia can no longer be part of their U.N. (of... cats).
FIFe apparently hosts cat competitions in over 40 countries. Don't ask me what kind of things cats compete in because your guess is as good as mine.
FIFe announced today that for the next three months they will be banning Russian cats from competition in protest of Russia's invasion into Ukraine.
I'm sure this move has the Kremlin reconsidering their recent military action. And if not, at least FIFe can feel like they've done their part in establishing deterrence.
The Board of FIFe feels it cannot just witness these atrocities and do nothing
They're taking two key actions which I know Putin will be fuming about when he hears the news (I just hope I'm not in the room when he finds out!).
- No cat breed 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.
If nothing else, at least the Russian Aristocats will be affected by these feline sanctions, and hopefully prod their owners to respond in revolt!!
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