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Culling Stray Dogs

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ID: 2663 Intermediate

Bridge Lesson: Int>UpInt Today we discuss a news article about a government order to cull stray dogs. Listen to some of the arguments for and against this issue.

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新闻 xīnwén news
巴基斯坦 bājīsītǎn Pakistan
流浪狗 liúlàng gǒu stray dogs
数量 shùliàng amount
你听,今天的新闻“巴基斯坦因流浪狗数量增多扰民,政府下达扑杀令”。好惨!政府担心市民被狗咬,杀了好多流浪狗。
nǐ tīng ,jīntiān de xīnwén “bājīsītǎn yīn liúlàng gǒu shùliàng zēngduō rǎomín ,zhèngfǔ xiàdá pūshālìng ”。hǎo cǎn !zhèngfǔ dānxīn shìmín bèi gǒu yǎo ,shā le hǎo duō liúlàng gǒu 。
Listen to today's news, (reads paper). As the amount of stray dogs in Pakistan has increased and they have proved a nuisance to local people, the government has issued an order for a cull. It's terrible! The government are going to kill lots of stray dogs because they are worried about citizens being bitten.
是因为狂犬病吧?听说那边的疫情很严重。
shì yīnwèi kuángquǎn bìng ba ?tīngshuō nàbiān de yìqíng hěn yánzhòng 。
It's probably to do with rabies, no? I hear they have a serious epidemic there.
这里的最后一段还提到,政府担心流浪狗越来越多会影响市容,听起来好冷血。
zhèlǐ de zuìhòu yí duàn hái tídào ,zhèngfǔ dānxīn liúlànggǒu yuèláiyuèduō huì yǐngxiǎng shìróng ,tīng qǐlai hǎo lěngxiě 。
It says in the last bit here, that the government is worried that too many stray dogs will make the city look bad. It sounds so cruel.
但是这是事实,并不是每个人都像你一样爱狗,大多数的人会觉得这些狗又脏又臭。
dànshì zhè shì shìshí ,bìngbúshì měi ge rén dōu xiàng nǐ yīyàng àigǒu ,dàduōshù de rén huì juéde zhèxiē gǒu yòu zāng yòu chòu 。
But that is reality, not everyone loves dogs as much as you do, the majority of people think that the dogs are dirty and smely.
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