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Harrogate small animal show 2012

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So who's going to the show next year?

Any one in/around Leicester going? If so, can I ask for a lift for my boyfriend and I? Happy to pay our share of petrol. :D

If I can find a way to go I want to try and get some good show/show-line mice to get me started.

also can I buy maxeys at the show?

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I'm intrigued by the thread relating to animal liberation fanatics/tree huggers/fluffies, call them what you will.

Are they really a problem at the moment? I only ask because they were certainly never an issue when I was last in the mouse fancy about six years ago. I also breed and show cats and attend several shows a year. I have never encountered any problems of any kind. Indeed in nearly forty years of breeding and exhibiting all types of small creatures I have never seen so much as a leaflet, let alone a real life Swampy! :D

Have I just been lucky or what?

I suspect you have hit the nail on the head there. The mouse fancy tends to be a lot more "low key" and therefore thankfully remains below the radar of such groups and individuals.

I have always felt that the topic of culling is one that the mouse fancy sensibly does not make a great deal about. I think it is probably fair to say that considerably more young mice are culled when compared to any of the other popular small livestock such as rabbits, cavies, hamsters, gerbils etc. We all understand why it happens but try explaining it to sandal wearers.
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