The English people like animals very much. Pet: 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 cemetries. 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 newspapres 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 quitly 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, mpnkey and other animals. There are about 4000000 dogs, 6000000 cats, 8000000 caged birds and lots of other animals in Britain. The English people belive that they are the only nation on the Earth that is really kind to its animals.
Pets – Питомцы