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Animal welfare
Charity speaks out against ‘designer’ cats

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FELINE charity International Cat Care is delighted by the recent national media focus on so-called ‘designer’ cats, and the health issues that can be associated with them.

The coverage kicked off with a report on ‘munchkin’ cats in The Mail on Sunday on January 29. These cats have shortened legs as a result of a genetic mutation and cannot run or jump properly. Kittens homozygous for the mutation often die before birth.

‘Our position on breeding cats is that first no harm should be done,’ said Claire Bessant, chief …

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