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2009-06-29 13:35:00

A group of animal activists in Shanghai reportedly rescued 300 cats from a dealer who was planning to sell the allegedly stolen pets to restaurants in southern China, AFP reported. Lai Xiaoyu, 34, who was part of Friday night's rescue, told AFP the activists received a tip-off from a cat lover saying 22 bamboo cages full of cats in a freight yard where to be shipped to Guangdong province. He said that while many of the cats have been returned to their owners, at least three had died and some...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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