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每日英語跟讀 Ep.932: About Germany - Big cats’ droppings help German circus weather coronavirus crisis 大貓糞便幫助馬戲團度過危機與柏林妓院恢復營業

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.932: About Germany - Big cats’ droppings help German circus weather coronavirus crisis

One creature’s droppings can be another’s treasure, as Germany’s Krone Circus is finding out during the new coronavirus pandemic.

一個生物的糞便,可能是另一個生物的寶藏,正如德國王冠馬戲團在新型冠狀病毒大流行期間所發現。

Home to 26 lions and tigers, the circus has found an unusual side income and raised money despite coronavirus-related restrictions:selling jars of big cats’ droppings.

儘管受到冠狀病毒相關的限制,這個養了26隻獅子和老虎的馬戲團發現了一種不尋常的外快並攢了錢:販售裝有大貓糞便的瓶罐。

Customers have told lion tamer Martin Lacey they swear by the stuff.

顧客告訴馴獅人馬丁.拉西,他們相信這玩意兒有用。

"I am told it keeps cats away from the garden, and since then we have learned that also it keeps the animals away from the car, where they eat all the electric cables," Lacey said.

拉西說,「我聽說這讓貓遠離花園,從此我們知道,它也能讓這些動物遠離車輛,牠們之前把裡頭所有電纜都吃掉。」

The jars sell for 5 euros each, with some of the money going towards a charity to improve the living conditions of captive animals.

每罐賣5歐元,有些錢用在慈善機構,以改善圈養動物的生活條件。

And if you don’t have a garden pest problem but find your neighbours pesky? – "Put some in the garden, and the neighbours will go away," Lacey chuckles.

而若你沒有花園動物蟲害問題,但覺得你的鄰居很討厭?—拉西竊笑表示,「放一點在花園裡,然後那些鄰居就會走開。」

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Berlin brothels reopen after lockdown, but no sex allowed 柏林妓院歷經封鎖後恢復營業,但是不准性愛

Berlin’s brothels were allowed to reopen last week after months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions - but full-on sex is still off-limits.

柏林妓院因為新冠病毒防疫限制而關閉數月後,上週獲准恢復營業,但是仍然禁止全套性服務。

Instead, clients looking for sexual healing in the German capital will have to make do with erotic massages until regulations are further relaxed in September.

顧客想在這座德國首都找性愛療癒,將得先將就情趣按摩,直到9月防疫規定進一步放寬為止。

At the brothel where longtime sex worker Jana plies her trade, beds have been made, animal-print pillows fluffed and fresh flowers placed in vases.

資深性工作者雅納工作的妓院,床舖準備好了,印著動物圖紋的枕頭蓬鬆柔軟,花瓶裡也插上了鮮花。

But Jana, 49, is looking forward to next month when she can offer the full service again.

但是49歲的雅納在期待下個月恢復提供全套服務。

Sex work had been banned in Berlin since mid-March as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

柏林自3月中起禁止性工作業,做為控制新冠病毒蔓延的一部分措施。

Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1394745 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1395609

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