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2009-03-06 15:32:36

Canadian animal protection groups have raised concerns about the Vancouver City Council's vote to legalize the keeping of chickens in the city. The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Vancouver Humane Society warned that many city residents would be clueless as to how to care for hens, specifically where to buy feed and how to find a qualified vet, the Vancouver Sun reported Friday. While we sympathize with the interests of local people who want to keep...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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