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✶友善毛孩 以領養代替購買 Building Better Animal Shelters (上)

Building Better Animal Shelters
#動物 #臺灣 #永續發展 SDGs
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友善毛孩 以領養代替購買 Building Better Animal Shelters
臺灣的動物收容所如何讓領養更加容易
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How animal shelters in Taiwan are making adoption easier

        In the past, animal shelters in Taiwan were horrible places. Most of them were very old buildings that were dirty, noisy, and crowded. For animals, living on the street might have been a better option than going to one of these shelters. In 2014, the government decided to change this. Since then, 26 animal shelters in 20 cities across Taiwan have been rebuilt, renovated, or repaired with support from the government. The new buildings are so beautiful that some have even become tourist attractions. For example, the Taichung Animal Shelter Houli Park has won awards for its beautiful design.

 

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        In 2017, the government also made a new law that no longer allowed shelters to kill animals that didn’t get adopted. Even though this saves animals’ lives, it means there are even more animals living in shelters. Fortunately, the larger new shelters can provide more space for the strays. More importantly, people will be more likely to adopt animals because the new shelters are more pleasant to visit. Some shelters, such as the one in Kaohsiung’s Yanchao District, even have a space where people can spend time with the pets before adopting them. The shelter is Taiwan’s first animal education park and plays a role in educating visitors about the importance of animal life.

 

單字片語整理

Words in Use
shelter
[ˋʃɛltɚ]
n. 庇護所(可數);遮蔽物(可數);遮蔽,庇護(不可數)
vt. 遮蔽;保護
adoption
[əˋdɑpʃən]
n. 採用,採取(不可數)
adopt
[əˋdɑpt]
vt. 採用,採納
vt. & vi. 收養
horrible
[ˋhɔrəb!]
a. 可怕的;很糟的
option
[ˋɑpʃən]
n. 選擇
allow
[əˋlaʊ]
vt. 允許,讓
fortunately
[ˋfɔɪtʃənɪtlɪ]
adv. 幸運地
renovate
[ˋrɛnə͵vet]
vt. 翻新,整修
stray
[stre]
vi. 偏離原路,走失失;入歧途
a. 走失的;散落的,零星的
district
[ˋdɪstrɪkt]
n. (行政)區
provide
[prəˋvaɪd]
vt. 提供
Practical Phrases
allow sb to V
 使某人得以⋯⋯;允許某人做⋯⋯

The company allows its employees to wear casual clothes to work.
該公司允許其員工穿著休閒服裝上班。

provide sth for sb
 提供某人某物

I’ll provide you with everything you need for the mission.
我會提供你這項任務中所需的一切。

provide sb with sth
 提供某人某物
= furnish sb with sth

This company provides you with all the equipment you’ll need for camping.
這家公司提供你露營所需的一切裝備。

I’ll provide you with everything you need for the mission.
我會提供你這項任務中所需的一切。

play a role in
 在⋯⋯發揮重要作用,在⋯⋯方面扮演重要角色

The parents played a role in the education of their children.
這對父母他們孩子的教育方面扮演重要角色

 

♦ no longer... 的用法 

no longer 表「不再,再也不」,通常放在 be 動詞之 後、一般動詞之前(如本文中的用法),相當於 not... any longer、not... anymore。

例:I think this sweater is no longer wearable.

= I think this sweater is not wearable any longer.

= I think this sweater is not wear able anymore.

我認為這件毛衣已經不能穿了。

 

 

請從下欄選出最適合的句子來完成該句

1.  The couple couldn’t have children of their own,

2.  Tom is just a child, so you shouldn’t

3.  The location of a store often

 

A. plays a role in attracting business.

B. provides us with a wide range of information.

C. so they chose to go with adoption.

D. allow him to stay up so late.

 

答案:1. C 2. D 3. A

 

 

臺灣的動物收容所如何讓領養更加容易

在過去,臺灣的動物收容所是很糟糕的地方。大部分都是骯髒、 吵雜及擁擠的老式建築。對動物來說,流浪街頭或許都比去到任一處 收容所還要好。2014 年,政府決定要改變這種情形。從那時起,二 十六座橫跨臺灣二十個城市的動物收容所被重建、裝修或是修建。新 的建築漂亮到甚至還成為觀光景點。例如,臺中市動物之家后里園區 因其漂亮的設計而獲獎。

2017 年,政府也制定新法,不再准許收容所殺死未被領養的動 物。即使這麼做拯救了動物的生命,這也意味著更多動物會住在收容 所內。幸運的是,這些更大的新收容所可以提供較大的空間給流浪動 物。更重要的是,人們領養動物的意願會提升,因為參觀收容所的體 驗變好了。有些收容所(例如一間在高雄燕巢區的收容所)甚至有一 個能讓人們在領養前跟動物相處的空間。這間收容所是臺灣第一座動 物教育園區,在教育參訪者有關動物生命的重要性上扮演重要角色。

 

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