The Warlocks' Convention of 1709, also known as the Warlocks' Convention was an official event in the History of the wizard community. Taking place in 1709, the participants of the Convention have not been revealed.
During the Convention, the participants decided to outlaw artificial dragon breeding, both because dragons could not be tamed and because wizards with pet dragons would be easily detected by Muggles. The decision was accepted as law, which was still in force two-hundred and eighty-three years later; much to the chagrin of Rubeus Hagrid, who would have liked to have a pet dragon.
The Convention and this particular consequence were well-known by wizards in the twentieth century.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in a deleted scene Rubeus Hagrid reveals that he wants to have a dragon and says that they are misunderstood creatures.