‘Friends, Aussies, Country Folk – Lend me an ear!’ My letter is urgent; my message is clear, I speak of the ferals that shouldn’t be here. While the lambs and the poultry are dying in pain Wildlife extinctions are occurring in vain. Haven’t you heard there’s a plague on the run? Please pick up a pen or pick up a gun! Tell people of influence: write to people in power, We did little yesterday, It has to be now. Every state must pay a bounty on the feral cat or fox Before any more species are hunted and lost. If rabies should reach us it will be more than a shame With ferals on the landscape, impossible to contain. Do your bit for our emblems; show that you care, It’s not hard to fathom, we cant afford to dwell,Don’t wait ‘til our fauna has all gone to ….. you know where.
Written for Conservation Week, WA - October 9th 2012