21. Have you decided to welcome a new pet into your home?
If you have, remember to get one from an animal shelter, not
from a pet shop. Animal shelters have many different kinds of
animals looking for new homes, from cats and dogs to birds
and other small animals. There are many great reasons for
adopting a pet from a shelter.
Every year, about 2 million dogs and cats are euthanized
in the US, not because they are seriously sick, but because
there are too many animals in shelters. Therefore,when you
adopt a pet from a shelter, you are not only saving an animal's
life but also making room for another animal which really
needs it. What's more, if you buy a dog from a pet shop, it
means you are possibly getting it from a puppy mill. In a
puppy mil, dogs are kept in cages all day, poorly fed and
forced to have puppies. Once they are too weak or too sick to
have any more puppies, they are usually thrown away like
trash. What is worse, they might be killed when their prices
fall. There will be no more puppy mills if we adopt animals
instead of buying them from pet shops.
Now, are you prepared to welcome a new family
member? Adopt one as your best friend, and you'll make not
only your life but a homeless animal's life better. What could
be better than that?
【題組】36. What is the main idea of this reading?
(A) A shelter for homeless animals is important.
(B) People should adopt an aminal to give it a second
(C) No pets, no puppy mills.
(D) Don't kill puppies when their prices fall.