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Should dogs be allowed at restaurants?
What you need to know
The US government says dogs cannot be inside restaurants unless they are service animals that are trained to help people.
In the US, 23 states, including New York, Maryland, Kentucky, and California, have laws that allow dogs to sit outdoors at restaurants.
Dogs are the most popular pet in the US, with more than 80 million dogs living in 65.1 million households.（批注1）
In 2023, Americans spent more than $136 billion on their pets.
Many dog owners treat their dogs like family, from dressing them in
sweaters to dropping them off at doggie daycare. Around the world, people spend more than $5 billion on dog clothes every year, and in one
, 76%of US dog owners said they let their pups sleep in bed with them. Many people even like to take their dogs out to dinner rather than leave them home alone. Thousands of restaurants in the US let dogs sit at outdoor tables. Pups can be perfect dining companions,
at their owner's feet during the meal. But some diners feel pets take away from their dining experience. What do you think? Should dogs be allowed at restaurants?
Yes - everything's better with dogs
It's so fun to enjoy a nice meal next to your favorite furry friend - or someone else's sweet pup.
Research shows that dogs make us happier, reduce stress, and are good for our health, so they can make meals more enjoyable too.
Customers dining with their dogs can relax and not
to walk their pups, so they'll stay longer and spend more money. That's good for business.
During the pandemic, dogs spent a lot of time with owners
working from home
. Now some pets get anxious when they're left alone. If people can take their pups to restaurants, it's
one less thing
for humans and dogs to worry about.
No - that's just
Dogs may be their owner's best friend, but that doesn't mean they belong everywhere. Not everyone likes dogs. Some people are afraid of or even
to them. Should those people be forced to avoid their favorite restaurants just because someone wanted to dine with their pet? That isn't fair.
Not all dogs are well behaved, so there's a chance they could be
or even dangerous to other dogs, diners, and restaurant staff.
Servers are busy keeping the customers happy and carrying
s and plates. They shouldn't have to worry about
a dog when they're just trying to do their jobs.
重点单词 & 核心语法
Dogs are the most popular pet in the US, with more than 80 million dogs living in 65.1 million households.
解析：句子主干的主语是 dogs，但是分词living的逻辑主语并不是dogs 而是 more than 80 million dogs，如果不用单独的句子表达的话，就要考虑在同一句话中使用独立主格结构。
very attractive and easy to feel love for 可爱的；讨人喜爱的
poll /pəʊl/ C1
the process of questioning people who are representative of a larger group in order to get information about the general opinion 民意测验；民意调查
to lie or sit with your back curved and your arms and legs bent close to your body 蜷曲着躺（或坐）
rush home 急忙回家
work from home 居家办公
one less thing 少了一件事儿
something that helps or encourages somebody /something 帮助；激励
completely crazy 疯狂透顶的；完全发疯的
allergic /əˈlɜːdʒɪk/ B2 C2
having an allergy to something 对…过敏的
(informal, humorous) having a strong dislike of something/somebody 对…十分反感；厌恶
disruptive /dɪsˈrʌptɪv/ C1
causing problems, noise, etc. so that something cannot continue normally 引起混乱的；扰乱性的；破坏性的
a flat piece of wood, metal or plastic with raised edges, used for carrying or holding things, especially food 托盘
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