Reasons To Join ARBA (Tujuan Menjadi Ahli ARBA)

“What’s the reason we should join ARBA?”

This question totally caught me off guard and dumbfounded. I have been a member for so long, it did not dawn on me that I have totally lost the objective of joining this renown association. It has been such a norm for me to just renew my membership every year for the past few years.

It really serves as a reminder for me why I joined ARBA. Besides from being apart of the rabbit community at large here are 2 main reasons why I see people should join ARBA:-

1. Collecting Grand Champion Certificates

It all starts with Showing Rabbits. If a rabbit is to be registered by a registrar on behalf of ARBA, the owner must first be an active ARBA member. Without being a member, the rabbit in question has no owner to register against and therefore ARBA will not be able to track who is the owner of the rabbit. In short, in order to obtain the Grand Champion certificate, the owner must first be an active ARBA member and the rabbit must be registered and have obtained 3 GC legs.

2. Helping a club get ARBA Charter

In order for a rabbit club to obtain ARBA Charter, it must consist of a board of directors that are also ARBA members. So if you are interested to help get a local club/association obtain ARBA Charter, join as an ARBA member and volunteer yourself as one of the directors on the board. One of the main reasons why you would want to get a club or association chartered is because only ARBA Chartered club is allowed to purchase show sanctions.

Some of the myth that has been spreading here in Malaysia regarding ARBA membership:

Myth #1 – In order to issue pedigree, one must be an ARBA member – BULLSHIT. Anyone with high integrity can issue accurate pedigree.

Myth #2 – In order to tattoo rabbit, one must be an ARBA member – BULLSHIT. Just get a tattoo kit and start identifying your rabbits!

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Ada yang tertanya, “Apakah tujuan menjadi Ahli ARBA?” dan berikut adalah penjelasan berdasarkan apa yang saya fahami.

1. Mengumpul Sijil Juara

ARBA akan mengeluarkan sijil juara ataupun Grand Champion certificate kepada arnab yang berjaya mendapat 3 keping slip Grand Champion Legs dibawah sekurang-kurangnya 2 pengadil yang berlainan. Akan tetapi, arnab tersebut semestinya didaftar oleh “registrar” supaya sijil juara dapat dikeluarkan berdasarkan maklumat keahlian pemilik arnab tersebut. Maka di dalam rekod ARBA, arnab Grand Champion itu adalah milik tuan punya. Oleh sebab itu, pemilik arnab yang berjaya mendapatkan 3 GC legs, semestinya menjadi ahli supaya sijil juara dapat dikeluarkan.

2. Menolong kelab/persatuan mendapat pengiktirafan ARBA

Untuk sebuah kelab untuk menganjurkan pertandingan yang diiktiraf (sanction) oleh ARBA, kelab/persatuan tersebut wajib mempunyai AJK yang terdiri daripada ahli ARBA.

Berikut adalah cerita2 dongeng dan mitos yang telah memperdaya ramai pemilik/penternak arnab:-

Mitos #1: Untuk mengeluarkan pedigree/surat beranak, pemilik/penternak mesti menjadi ahli ARBA – TIDAK BENAR. Sesiapa yang jujur dan ikhlas boleh mengeluarkan pedigree/surat beranak tanpa meminta izin ARBA.

Mitos #2: Untuk tattoo arnab, pemilik/penternak mesti menjadi ahli ARBA – TIDAK BENAR. Para pemilik boleh meletakkan tattoo di atas arnab mereka dengan mengunakan set tattoo tanpa meminta izin ARBA.

Ini dia karut arnab untuk malam ini. Semoga gembira membaca. Njoi…..

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