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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.


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.


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


"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.


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


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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