Thousands of animals stuck on a ship – level 1

07-02-2024 07:00

A big ship with 16,000 sheep and cows is going to Israel. But it must turn back. It is too dangerous. Yemen’s Houthis may attack the ship.

Now, the ship is stuck in Australia because of the hot weather. The people who send the animals want to unload some of them. Another ship with 60,000 animals is going to Jordan. If it cannot go through the Red Sea, it may stop in the Gulf.

Australian officials must decide what to do with the first ship. Some people are worried. Animals suffer on the ship. Millions of animals travel by ships around the world.

Difficult words: stuck (when you are in a place and cannot move or leave), unload (to take things off a ship, vehicle, and so on), suffer (to go through something bad or unpleasant).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What factors should Australian officials consider when making a decision about the first ship carrying 16,000 animals that is stuck in Australia?


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