Baby elephant zoo trade banned 野生幼象禁止被賣給動物園

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Baby elephant zoo trade banned 野生幼象禁止被賣給動物園

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Which countries voted against the ban to sell wild baby elephants to zoos?

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They are the most majestic of animals. But the African elephant is an endangered species. There are, by some estimates, only a few hundred thousand of them left in the wild. So, from now on it will be prohibited to sell baby elephants to zoos around the world. About time too, according to leading conservation groups.

它們是最強壯的動物。但是非洲大像是一種瀕臨滅絕的物種。據估計,現僅剩下幾十萬頭野生大象。因此,從現在開始,一項禁令禁止向世界各地的動物園出售幼象。據相關的主要保護組織稱,也是時候了。

Will Travers, President, Born Free Foundation
If you imagine what happens when a young elephant is taken away from its family in the wild, shipped to a foreign country to live in an alien environment for the rest of its life – I think most people now agree that that’s inappropriate.

威爾‧特拉弗斯         Born Free Foundation 負責人
「如果你想像一下,一頭野生幼象被帶離它的家庭,被送到一個陌生的國家,在一個陌生的環境中度過餘生,這會發生什麼?我想現在大多數人都認為這是不合適的。」

Most, but not everyone. Zimbabwe, the world’s biggest exporter, voted against the move, as did the United States. The European Union only came on board late in the day, after reassurances elephants will be allowed to move from one zoo to another.

大多數人,但不是所有人。津巴布韋,世界上最大的大象出口國投票反對此禁令,美國也投了反對票。歐盟在投票當天晚些時候才決定支持此禁令,讓他們改變主意的原因是此禁令保證允許已經在動物園中的大像在動物園間轉移。

Audrey Delsink, Humane Society International
This definitely is a win… the checks to try and keep elephants in Africa where they belong is still there. We are disappointed that there was a compromise, which may provide loopholes, and we need to just be vigilant about that.

奧德麗‧德爾辛克         國際人道對待動物協會
「這絕對是一場勝利……試圖將大象留在它們家園裡的各項檢查仍被保留。我們對所達成的妥協感到失望,這可能會帶來漏洞,我們需要對此保持警惕。」

The sale of some baby elephants will be allowed under exceptional circumstances and only with international approval. So, not a complete ban. But this has been described as a significant victory in the fight to save the African elephant.

出售幼象,在特殊情況下,只有在獲得相關國際批准後才會被允許。所以,這不是一個全面的禁令。但這被視作拯救非洲大象鬥爭中的一個重大勝利

詞彙

prohibited 禁止

compromise 妥協

loopholes (法律或協議的)漏洞,空子

exceptional circumstances 特殊情況

significant victory 重大勝利

問題答案       

Zimbabwe and the United States voted against the ban.