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When human beings misbehave, the society has legal systems to punish them. They are thrown in jail. What do we do when animals get bad? Withhold food from them? Or shout at them?

In Mexico, they decide to treat them exactly like human. A donkey is locked up in jail for being bad. Yes, it is true. Read on!

Can you lock up such a "lovely" animal?


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Donkey in jail

拘留所的作用:拘留酒醉鬧事的人、打架滋事的人、沒事亂咬人的...驢子?墨西哥有隻驢子就因為咬人跟踢人,被關在平常拿來關人的監獄裡。令人不經好奇,牠的人類牢友不知作何感想?

Shrek: Donkey, come look at this video. Is this your cousin or something? Haha.

Donkey: Uh? What are you talking about? I am getting ready to go out and trot about, showing off my status as a valiant steed…. You know the princess is considering giving me a title - The Royal Noble Steed? And then I can canter, and then I can gallop

Shrek: Stop being such a chatterbox, would you? Just come over here and take a look.

Donkey: Alright. But you forgot to say “please.”

Shrek: Please?

Donkey: Very well. Wow! What is this! A donkey is doing time in southern Mexico for assault and battery? You mean in jail, like behind prison bars? Wow, man, this donkey is a bad ass!

Shrek: As all donkeys are asses too. Ha ha.

Donkey: Shrek, that’s not very nice. You don’t know what it is like to grow up with all those donkey puns. It makes one feel very lonely. (sobbing)

Shrek: Alright, alright. I am sorry.

Donkey: You know what? I think I know this guy.

Shrek: This inmate donkey? How?

Donkey: I am thinking hard, I am trying to remember….

Shrek: Donkey? Have you been in the slammer before, too? Maybe this guy was your cellmate?

Donkey: Shrek, do I look like I have the courage to be in a gang, lashing out at people, go berserk and assault people, or anything that can land me in prison?

Shrek: Hm, you’re right. You are not the type.

Donkey: So what did this guy do?

Shrek: Well, he bit one man in the chest, and then kicked another man, fracturing his ankle. According to the victims, the donkey was rabid.

Donkey: Rabbit? I can understand if you call us asses, but calling a donkey “rabbit” is too far-fetched. We do have long ears, but we do not hop around. But, come to think of it, we do eat carrots too…

Shrek: RABID, not RABBIT. It just means that the donkey was kind of crazy. The news says that it took six men to control the burro.

Donkey: Hey, I do have a crazy cousin from back home. Maybe this guy is he! Hm... no, no… I think my crazy cousin is dead.

Shrek: Donkey, never mind. I don’t think you really know this donkey.

Donkey: Yeah, I guess not. But it would be cool if I can carry that newspaper around and talk to people about my friend in jail. Hey, Shrek, maybe I can write to him and make friends with him. Lend me a pen and a piece of paper.

Shrek: Donkey, you are a donkey. You can’t write.

Donkey: I am a talking donkey. How do you know that I am not a writing donkey, too?

 

Wordbank:

trot (v) (馬的)小跑,快步
inmate (n) 囚犯
status (n) 地位,身分
slammer (n) [口]監獄
valiant (adj) 英勇的
cellmate (n) 同牢房的人
steed (n) 駿馬
gang (n) 幫派
canter (v) (馬的)慢跑
lash out (v) 猛烈攻擊
gallop (v) (馬的)疾馳,飛跑
berserk (adv) 狂暴
chatterbox (n) 喋喋不休的人
fracture (v) 使斷裂
doing time (v) 坐牢
ankle (n) 足踝
battery (n) 毆打
rabid (adj) 猛烈的;患狂犬病的
bar (n) 條狀物,欄杆
far-fetched (adj) 很扯的;牽強的
bad ass (n) [俗] 狠腳色
hop (v) 齊步跳
ass (n) 驢子;[俚]笨蛋;[俚] 屁股
burro (n) 驢子
sob (v) 啜泣

 

相關連結:

Associated Press: Mexican Donkey Jailed for Ornery Behavior

Associated Press: Mexican Donkey Freed From Jail After Assault

Guardian: Donkey Jailed in Mexico for Violent Behavior

 

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