I received my card in the mail today, so it's official. I am a Registered Exotic Feline Handler (Basic Level) with the Feline Conservation Federation.
This new program is intended to document the amount of experience that the FCF membership has in working with exotic felines. I'm participating in part to support the program (the more people who are registered and have their experience cataloged, the more convincing it becomes), and in part in the hope that in places where AR wins and "the public" is not allowed any contact with exotic animals (such as the crazy near-suicidal stunt depicted in my icon), I will be able to argue that I'm not just "the public". Not because I don't want you to have the chance to get to know a tiger or other exotic feline too, but because I simply couldn't live without that contact in my life, so I'll claim special privilege if I must so I can live to keep fighting a little longer.