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CFA and China’s CAAA to enter into relationship


August 28, 2017

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and the China Animal Agricultural Association (CAAA) are set to establish a cooperative relationship that will officially recognize CFA’s activities in China and will bring of level of authority to CFA with the People’s Republic of China. CAAA, which is largely responsible for China’s animal husbandry industry, is formally recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China, and is the entity that will oversee the relationship.

“This new relationship with this nationally-recognized Chinese industry association elevates the status of CFA as the largest pedigree registry in China and the world. We will be able to serve the cat fancy in China with unprecedented products like DNA testing and secure registration, while creating a business model that we can use to grow CFA’s presence in the other parts of the world,” Mark Hannon, President of CFA, said.

The relationship, with final details still being discussed, forges a mutually-beneficial arrangement between the two organizations. CFA benefits by being officially recognized by the Chinese Government, which is in a better position to monitor and enforce legitimate registrations of pedigreed cats. It is anticipated that a sub-organization within CAAA will facilitate CFA’s registrations in China. This cooperation will promote CFA registration in China.

Wu Wang, who is serving as liaison to CAAA for CFA said, “The pedigreed cat population is growing substantially in China and we feel it is imperative that we be involved with the cat exhibitions and registrations. Our involvement will help assure that people buying cats from breeders and others are receiving exactly what they expected and paid for.” He added that the Ministry of Agriculture’s involvement protects consumers, cat fanciers, and the pet industry.

The Cat Fanciers' Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1906 and headquartered in Alliance, Ohio, USA and is the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA’s mission calls for the promotion and improvement of pedigree cats, the welfare of all cats, and the registration of breeds recognized by CFA. The organization has a presence in more than 50 countries around the world, through cat show competitions and registration of pedigreed cats.

The Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China and its affiliate, China Animal Agricultural Association are located in Beijing, China. Together organizations support the development of agriculture and the science of animal husbandry.

For more information, contact Richard Kallmeyer, Asian representative for CFA at rhkallme@ix.netcom.com.

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