养狗不只是一种短暂的爱
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新冠肺炎疫情期间,很多人在家工作,随之,决定开始养狗的人越来越多。虽然有个能陪伴自己的宠物听起来很美好,但从买狗到到养狗都需重视动物福利,不能只有三分钟热度。
 
For some people, there's no better companion than man's best friend – a dog. This four-legged canine1 can bring comfort and joy and provide much-needed exercise for you when it needs walkies! This probably explains why dog ownership increased last year because people spent more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
 
It was demand for puppies in particular that saw the biggest increase. Who couldn't resist their playful personalities2, adorable eyes, and super-soft coats?
 
However, as demand for a new pooch increased, so did the price tag. Popular breeds, such as Cockapoos and Cocker Spaniels, saw even sharper price increases, and puppies have been selling for £3,000 or more.
 
Animal welfare charities fear that high prices could encourage puppy farming, smuggling3 or dog theft. And a BBC investigation4 found some breeders have been selling puppies and kittens on social media sites – something charities have called "extremely irresponsible".
 
But despite some new owners purchasing a dog legally, maybe from a rescue centre or registered breeder, they've proved to be ill-prepared for life with a new pet, and the pet itself has found it hard to come to terms with life in a new home. Animal behaviourists in the UK have reported a surge in requests to help dogs suffering from fear-aggression after their lives have been turned upside down.
 
Looking to the future, there are concerns about the welfare of these much-loved pets. Ian Atkin, manager of the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary5 in the UK, told the BBC: "At the moment, the dogs are having a great time, but separation anxiety could still surface when people go back to work." And Claire Calder from the UK's Dogs Trust rescue charity says "the economic situation also means that some people may find they can't afford to look after a dog." The message is not to buy a puppy in haste and to pick one that fits into your lifestyle.


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1 canine Lceyb     
adj.犬的,犬科的
参考例句:
  • The fox is a canine animal.狐狸是犬科动物。
  • Herbivorous animals have very small canine teeth,or none.食草动物的犬牙很小或者没有。
2 personalities ylOzsg     
n. 诽谤,(对某人容貌、性格等所进行的)人身攻击; 人身攻击;人格, 个性, 名人( personality的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • There seemed to be a degree of personalities in her remarks.她话里有些人身攻击的成分。
  • Personalities are not in good taste in general conversation.在一般的谈话中诽谤他人是不高尚的。
3 smuggling xx8wQ     
n.走私
参考例句:
  • Some claimed that the docker's union fronted for the smuggling ring.某些人声称码头工人工会是走私集团的掩护所。
  • The evidence pointed to the existence of an international smuggling network.证据表明很可能有一个国际走私网络存在。
4 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
5 sanctuary iCrzE     
n.圣所,圣堂,寺庙;禁猎区,保护区
参考例句:
  • There was a sanctuary of political refugees behind the hospital.医院后面有一个政治难民的避难所。
  • Most countries refuse to give sanctuary to people who hijack aeroplanes.大多数国家拒绝对劫机者提供庇护。
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