The Kunini Registry has the goal to promote, register and record Kunini pigs for the benefit of breeders, owners and hobbyists.
Members promise to strive to raise and/or own pigs in an ethical manner by following a Code of Ethics detailed below:
Breeders/owners agree to feed and water their animals in an appropriate manner for healthy growth. Underfeeding as well as overfeeding is strictly prohibited.
Owners and/or breeders agree to provide pigs with appropriate indoor or outdoor housing. Housing pigs outside with no form of shelter is prohibited.
Breeders agree that each piglet they produce and sell can be returned to them for any reason at any point in it's life. The pig can then be re homed or situated as the breeder sees fit. Refunds, travel expenses, etc. are up the individual breeder.
Breeders agree to have all boars nuetered prior to them leaving the premises to live with the buyer. Gilts are to be sold on a spay contract unless that animal is specifically being sold as a breeding animal.
Breeders agree to handle and socialize their piglets between 2 to 8 weeks.
Breeders agree to keep piglets with the sow until they are eating solid foods naturally. Orphaned piglets or emergencies are the exception.
Breeders are required to place piglets in new homes ONLY when they are eating solid foods and physically able to travel and adjust to the stresses of a new environment.
Breeders understand that every piglet they produce is deserving of an appropriate home. Screening and educating potential buyers is highly recommended. Breeders agree not to sell their pigs through auctions, pet shops or brokers.
Owners and/or breeders understand that any falsification of information pertaining to registration will result in immediate withdrawal of membership and voiding of registration papers until pigs can be inspected by a member of the registry.
Breeders agree to be open and honest about the size of their mature breeding pigs. Breeders agree to tell potential buyers that pigs continue to grow for 5 years. Any breeder consistently understating the size of their pigs will allow the Registrar, Secretary, or an agent of the Kunini Registry to visit and weigh/measure their pigs.
Breeders agree to comply with all local, state and federal transportation of livestock regulations. All states in the United States of America require a CVI for travel across state lines. Breeders also agree to abide by airline or other carrier regulations.
**If for any reason your membership is revoked, be it because of unethical practices or dishonoring this registry, the piglets of litters that were previously preregistered before your rights as a member were discontinued will remain registered under their new owner/s. If you kept a piglet from any litter the registration for that piglet/s is/are void.
**If your membership has expired your pigs will remain registered. You will not be permitted to preregister litters until you renew.
Renewal is due each year on January 1st by midnight.
If a breeder is found to be estimating adult weight a warning will be given. Upon second instruction, membership will be revoked. No refund will be issued.