Animals on a Ship – level 1

05-03-2021 07:00

A ship travels from Spain to Turkey. 855 cows are on board. A problem happens with the documents. Spanish officials make a mistake. It seems that the cows are sick.

Turkey thinks that the cows have bluetongue virus. Bluetongue virus is a dangerous disease. Cows, goats, or sheep often have this disease.

Turkey does not want the cows. The animals stay on board. Other countries also do not want the cows.

The cows start to have health problems. The journey is too long for them. Some animals die.

Spanish veterinarians look at the cows. They see the horrible situation on the ship. They think that it is a good idea to kill the cows. It will end their problems.

Difficult words: document (a piece of paper with important information), veterinarian (an animal doctor), horrible (very bad and unpleasant).

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