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2012-02-13 08:00:00

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) favors regulations for safe and humane exotic animal husbandry that allow present and future owners to be a part of captive conservation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Ohio resident Terry Thompson released his menagerie of bears, lions, tigers, monkeys and pumas before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This tragedy has prompted calls by some for a complete ban on the private ownership of exotics. The Feline Conservation Federation...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

Taking both a humorous and serious approach to this important issue, the InCATvenient Truth exposes commonplace misconceptions and provides a thought provoking examination of the true threats endangering the future of big cats. Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) documentary titled An InCATvenient Truth debunks the sensationalism, and takes a realistic look at big cats in captivity. An InCATvenient Truth is now viewable online on the FCF web...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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