In the NWHU catchment area there is widespread disgust at the RPRA decision, and not only from dual members of both organisations. This ring tax could be the final straw for many fanciers who have chosen to use NWHU rings, the justification for which is shallow ie: to aid repatriation of strays. The extra costs and aggravation to continue racing could make them decide enough is enough and finish with the sport. Somewhere in the RPRA hierarchy there is a bias or even a grudge against the NWHU and with this action they may reap more consequences than they have sown. The NWHU may not be completely blameless by selling rings to people from outside of their boundaries, there is however no law against this. It seems petty that the RPRA over react in the way they have to de-recognise a legitimate organisation which provides it`s members with the most economical rings and transfer system.