This year’s Autumn Show will be organised in Salo, SW Finland, just some 45 kms from Turku, on Saturday 18th November 2017. Finnish Rabbit and Rodent Breeders’ Federation calls all the member associations to the show to present their animals. As far now, Rabbit Breeders’ Association will bring both the Nordic and European Rabbit Standard to the show and practice for the big European Show next year in Denmark. More information available on request – mail to arto ( a ) skjl . net
European Association of Poultry, Pigeon, Cage Bird, Rabbit and Cavy Breeder had its annual convention in Eger, Hungary. Finnish Rabbit Breeders were represented in the meeting by the Finnish Rabbit and Rodent Breeders’ Federation, which has been a member to the European Association since last year.
On the agenda of this three-day-assembly was, among other things, discussion about rabbit-related matters and the huge Europe-show next year in Herning, Denmark. You can find the minutes of the meeting on the web by following the link.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has listed our Federation among the organisations who are asked to make statements on animal related legislation. This is, on the other hand, an honor but it is also a seriously taken possibility to influence on decision making. All the bills on circulation of a proposal for comment can be found on the ministry web pages (mainly in Finnish).
Finnish Rabbit and Rodent Breeders’ Federation was accepted in the general meeting of the European Association of Poultry, Pigeon, Cage Bird, Rabbit and Cavy Breeders as a full member to represent Finnish rabbits in Europe. Association EE is publishing the European Standard for Rabbits and is The Forum for European level co-operation. In Vienna, our Federation was represented by the President.
Grand Gala 2016 will be open to all breeds represented by our Federation. The planning team is working hard to make the show suitable for all the rabbits and rodents. This is a challenge, because some of the rodents need noiseless or warm surroundings, but rabbit, for instance, appreciate a cooler place. Finland is a long country and the exhibition should take place in a town easily accessible for all the exhibitors and public no matter where in Finland they live.
The very first Federation’s Grand Gala was organised in Helsinki Hall of Culture some 25 years ago – if there are any photos or good memories left, please share them with us! All mail will be much appreciated. You can send your highlights to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.