You can read from our homepage the phrase under the PawPeds rosettes:
Queste coccarde non sono garanzia di una buona etica e pratica di allevamento, ma dimostrano la partecipazione ai relativi corsi ed il superamento degli esami sostenuti.
These rosettes are not a guarantee of ethical and good breeding practice. They only demonstrate the participation of these courses and passed all the exams.
PawPeds courses are designed to let cat owners and breeders to gain more knowledge, or through the course to evaluate one’s cattery is doing the best for their cats and breed. Through the course, students meet more different people, and they learn from each other. This is the beauty of the course.
I have been PawPeds course leader for several years, I partnered with different course leaders and I have met many students, lately I found more and more students come to study only for the rosette – I can tell how much effort they put in their work and how willing to learn. Some of them really do not want to learn, their goal is to put the rosette on their homepage. I have this discussion with other course leaders, and heard also these rosette become a marketing tools to help them selling kittens.
We course leaders have discovered many cheating cases, from copying website to copy another person’s work – moreover is current student or pass student, and also english course copy from italian course. We found the number of this kind of cases are increasing. It is really sad that people does not precious the chance to learn and study, but doing this for another puropse.
This declaration is on PawPeds graduation students page. It is not invented by me, I decided to translate it also in Italian and put together with my rosette. I do not take off my rosettes – cause I am proud of my hard working, I am happy to meet my teachers and I make real good friends, serious breeders and real cat lovers via the courses.
But I have to tell those who do not know about the truth of these rosette – Please do not misunderstood that these rosettes placed on homepage mean that I am an ethical breeder or I am a serious breeder or knowledgable breeder – NO, they do not – it is just as the declaration stated – These rosettes are not a guarantee of ethical and good breeding practice. They only demonstrate the participation of these courses and passed all the exams.