Топик Домашние животные рассказывает о том, как сильно англичане любят своих домашних животных: собак, кошек, лошадей, птиц и создают для них исключительные условия для жизни. А в последнее время любовь к животным распространилась и на представителей дикой природы: крокодилов, слонов, тигров и кобр. Англичане искренне считают, что их нация – единственная в мире, где ко всем животным относятся с таким обожанием.
English people like animals very much. Pets: dogs, cats, horses, ducks, canaries, chickens and other friends of men have a much better life in Britain, than anywhere else. In Britain they have special dog shops, selling food, clothes and other things for dogs. There are dog hair-dressing saloons and dog cemeteries. The English arrange dogs’ shows and organize dogs’ supper parties for winners of dogs’ competitions. They do all they can to make animals feel well in their home and outside their homes too. There were photographs in English newspapers of a mother duck and her young family, crossing slowly the road from Hyde Park to Kensington Garden. All traffic around was stopped to let Mamma Duck and her little ones walked quietly from one park to another. In recent years the English began to show love for more exotic animals such as crocodiles, elephants, tigers, cobras, camels. You won’t be surprised, we think, when we tell you that London Airport has a special “animal hotel”. Every year thousands of animals arrive at London Airport, some stay the night there; others stay several weeks. In one month, for example, “the hotel” looked after 47000 creatures: birds, insects, fish, elephants, monkey and other animals. There are about 4,000,000 dogs, 6,000,000 cats, 8,000,000 caged birds and lots of other animals in Britain. English people belive that they are the only nation on the Earth that is really kind to its animals.