文化警察24時 (22) 「平和のシンボル」から街を守れ!?(アメリカ・サンフランシスコ)

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今回の「文化警察24時」の舞台はアメリカ・サンフランシスコ。この街では、ある動物に餌をやることが禁じられているそうです。平和の象徴として知られているその動物は何でしょうか。また餌やりが禁止されている理由は…?

「文化警察24時」は、少し英語が苦手!という皆さんを対象にした、長さもレベルも聞きやすい番組です。しっかり聞いて、しっかり声に出して練習してみましょう。
Culture Cops (22): In the United States

Trev confronts a woman in San Francisco about feeding pigeons in public, which is illegal in the California city.

Trev: Ma'am…?

W: Yes, officer?

Trev: I don't mean to sound incredibly rude, but are you literate?

W: Ha ha. Yes, officer. I certainly CAN read and write.

Trev: Great. Would you please read that sign to me?

W: It says "DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS."

Trev: And what were you just doing?

W: Um… Feeding the pigeons…

Trev: Yes, ma'am, feeding the pigeons within San Francisco's city limits is illegal and punishable by quite a hefty fine.

W: May I ask why?

Tre: Many diseases can be traced back to pigeons that caught something from human food they were fed. Thus, it's better not to feed them, so we can all try to stay healthy.

W: Got it. Next time I have the itchin' to feed a pigeon, I'll make sure to keep the urge to splurge in my mind!

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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