I think that is a great idea. Even if you are right, Tim, and no one will listen -- if we have one well thought out, POLITE and informative post at the top, (although I don't think it hurts to make it a BIT editorial
) it would be best. A lot of posters (I feel for you Ianthe, I'm in that category too) tend to feel very frustrated and discouraged when we repeatedly go through the motions of trying to ask people to face facts. It would save us some frustration, and perhaps if it was a sticky, those reading it would take it more seriously, and NOT feel so attacked. They might instead see it as an informed article, rather than a bunch of people who disapprove of them. I think we should definitely have one.
I think it should include stats, yes...but also lots of reasoning. How even if you find homes for your kittens, you are depriving cats in shelters of homes. How a cat does NOT need to have one litter to be happy or healthy. How you are putting your cat in danger by not being an educated breeder. Why reputable breeders don't make money. How if you love your cat, you shouldn't put them through it. How before you think about breeding your cat "because kittens are cute" or "because your cat is so gorgeous" or "to let your kids experience birth" or "because you think she'd like being a mother"...you should take a trip to your local shelter, look those cats in they eye, and tell them that their life just wasn't important enough today.
Here I go again...