Oakfield was empty before.
There were no rates were being paid, so I'm doing the council a favour.
Oh, so we are to be grateful to you and your family
for causing an uproar in a once peaceful village?
Mother, the Ministry won't be saying stuff like that, will they?
They'll be listening.
Excuse me, Mr Mottershead,
I'm in charge of these proceedings, not you.
Answer the question, please.
Yes, you should be grateful for what my family is building.
This will put Upton on the map.
So it will be a magnet, attracting the worst in society?
Day trippers from the city.
Now, who are these day trippers that people keep going on about?
No, it'll be normal folk who want to experience what my zoo can offer!
Busloads of them?
We can but dream.
Do you find this amusing, Mr Mottershead,
putting these good people through such an ordeal?
Well, then, it's their fault for being narrow-minded bigots.
You can't say things like that, son.
The kind of person who vandalises that aviary--
you think they're thinking rationally?!
They're frightened of this zoo, they're frightened of progress,
they're frightened of change!
Now, you can't put a hold on the future.
You heard what Neville Kelly said, the court of public opinion...
你记得Neville Kelly说的吗 公开听证...
The people of Upton, they're never going to accept us, so forget them.
It's the Ministry we've got to convince.
Good Lord, an actual job? As in every day?
天啊 一份真正的工作? 每天都要去?
Hello. Mew was just telling me about her adventures in the world of work.
You must be pleased.
I'll see you tonight.
Don't be late, there's still plenty to do round here.
-She had to spread her wings at some point. -I know.
So, to what do we owe the pleasure, Milady?
Well, I actually came to say thank you for talking me into going to London.
-It was good for me. -I'm glad.
Which is why I've come to offer my services for the appeal,
Really? In front of everybody?
Why not? It makes perfect sense.
I'm your next-door neighbour.
If I don't mind what you're doing, why should they?
You see? Why can't everybody think like you?
I should probably go.
Good morning, Lady Katherine!
You want to watch out, they dock your pay if you're late.
It won't happen again.
Can you smell something?
What did Katherine want?
She's offered to speak on our behalf.
Look, it's not exactly like we've got a long list of witnesses, you know.
-She's been a good friend to us. -To us or to you?
Look, if you've got any better suggestions, then please...
Well, what about Mr Fenchwood?
Wonderful. Maybe he can tell us
how many mortgage payments we've been late for.
Well, if you could swallow your pride, there is someone.
Mr Mottershead is here.
I'm not going to beat around the bush.
I know you signed that petition.
It's a shame, because I thought you understood
what we're trying to build better than most.
Then help me, please.
Be a character witness at the appeal.
My family risks losing everything. You do you know that?
-What about us? -Polly...
No, it needs saying.
If people don't trust us, then how on earth can we do our jobs?
You're not the only ones with something to lose.
Look, darling, why don't you leave us alone for a moment?
She's right, it would be difficult for us if I spoke up in support.
她说的对 如果我公开支持你们 对我们来说也很为难
It would be even more difficult, wouldn't it,
if the people knew you'd treated the bears unofficially?
Aaron Webb tried a similar tactic on me, you know.
You two are more alike than you realise.
Look, tell people what you like about me,
and if I'm called by either side, I'll answer truthfully.
But I won't play character witness for a man, any man,
who would threaten me to get his own way.
Dad's still planning on having elephants and lions, tigers too.
I'm not really supposed to say it, but...
It's all right. I won't tell anyone, promise.
So, where's Mortimer?
I taught him hide-and-seek last week. He loves it.
What are you doing snooping around?! Give me them!