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|Pioneer Valley Rabbit & Cavy Conventions was awarded the
2018 ARBA Convention bid!
Show will be held in West Springfield Massachusetts. More info to come!
Flemish Nationals will be hosted by the Eastern States Flemish Club
Saturday, April 29th 2017 Cortland New York
Cortland County Fairgrounds, 4292 Fairgrounds Drive Cortland, NY 13045-1019
The Judges that day will be : Josh Humphries, Corey Hayes and Joe Colucci. Judging
There will be another ESFGRBA Show on Sunday the 30th of April.
Will start promptly at 9:00am both Saturday & Sunday
Cooping is available at no charge for the Flemish entries. Be sure to look for updates.
2016 NY STATE FAIR EXHIBITOR RESULTS
|LET'S TALK RABBITS!
News from your NY State 4-H Rabbit Embassador Melanie Lyons
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Rabbit Hopping Insurance Rules
Going forward, any Hopping competitions held at a NY show that are being sponsored by a NYRCBA member club must be set up within the same building as the show that is being held. Our insurance carrier WILL NOT cover any injury or claim brought against NYRCBA if this rule is not followed. No Hopping competition may take place in another building (adjacent) or outside on the grounds of any show that is insured by our NYRCBA carrier...it must be within the 4 walls of the show building...period. If anyone needs further clarification of this statement, please feel free to contact Deb Vecchio, NYRCBA Secretary as she is the direct contact with our liability insurance carrier and can provide clarification. If you are having a Hopping competition at a 4H event, this is not covered under our NYRCBA insurance carrier.
|LEGISLATION THAT AFFECTS OUR HOBBY
Rabbit and cavy breeders in NY are facing various legislative bills that will negatively impact our hobby. Briefly, they pertain to regulations, restrictions, mandatory licensing, or adding additional costs to our hobby. These bills involve: banning of tattooing, regulations on selling pet animals, the number of animals allowed (hoarding), the definition of "proper care", breeding, banning of stacking cages, and the requirement for health certificates for animals entering NY. Breeders are encouraged to join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYSAO/ the New York State Animal Owners Facebook page or the Rabbit and Cavy Breeders of New York State News and Information Facebook group to get more information on these bills.