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The Greebling
May 7th 05, 04:59 PM
How about this for a breed fraud or backyard breeder:
http://www.americanmysterycat.com/

If you look at the gallery, some of the "foundation" photos are very
obviously leopards/leopard cubs with cats' eyes drawn onto them. It's not
even a subtle hoax. The supposed breed cats are just large black domestic
cats. Duping the public or what?!

Kalyahna
May 8th 05, 02:32 AM
"The Greebling" > wrote in message
...
> How about this for a breed fraud or backyard breeder:
> http://www.americanmysterycat.com/
>
> If you look at the gallery, some of the "foundation" photos are very
> obviously leopards/leopard cubs with cats' eyes drawn onto them. It's not
> even a subtle hoax. The supposed breed cats are just large black domestic
> cats. Duping the public or what?!

Holy crap, some of those "photos" are SO obviously photoshopped!! The sad
thing is that someone out there will be stupid enough to fall for it.

May 8th 05, 12:22 PM
Kalyahna wrote:
> "The Greebling" > wrote in message
> ...
> > How about this for a breed fraud or backyard breeder:
> > http://www.americanmysterycat.com/
> >
> > If you look at the gallery, some of the "foundation" photos are
very
> > obviously leopards/leopard cubs with cats' eyes drawn onto them.
It's not
> > even a subtle hoax. The supposed breed cats are just large black
domestic
> > cats. Duping the public or what?!
>
> Holy crap, some of those "photos" are SO obviously photoshopped!! The
sad
> thing is that someone out there will be stupid enough to fall for it.

On a previous version of his page he had a photo called "A TRUE Mystery
Cat photographed in the wild" but this was recognized as a melanistic
Geoffroy Cat named "Nico" from the Big Cat Rescue Website
at http://www.bigcatrescue.org/geoffroy_cat_photos.htm . In other words
a total lie and no mystery at all! After being contacted about those
images, it seems that many of the photos on his site got removed and
replaced by doctored ones.

None of his story adds up either. All the initial cats either died or
vanished. How convenient if someone challenges the story. But the 3
original females all left behind 8 week old kittens. All at the same
time. And if all the cats come from those kittens, the inbreeding is
at a dangerous level, because they are all closely related.

It's a backyard breeder trying to make money out of large black cats
and inventing a story as a marketing gimmick.