Category Archives: DUGONGS and Marine Turtles

Native rights are one thing

There is apathy and imperturbability The islanders and the Aboriginals do Hunt for dugong in amongst the eel grass And the sea turtles spearing them, its true These are rare and sensitive beautiful animals Native rights is one thing but … Continue reading

East London ZOO

Cape Town has to witness An illogical display Wild animals in cages Why is this today In AFRIca in their home A preposterous idea Totally inappropriate And very far from clear We feel the desperation And resignation there Hope extinguished … Continue reading

Dugongs and turtles

23 million people Live in Australia 1 million of them hunters It appears Almost 6 million firearms Rifles and shot guns All of these and bows Would raise my fears Being a wild kangaroo Or dingo Lots of introduced Creatures … Continue reading

Dugongs and turtles

Mild mannered and vulnerable The dugong And they are found In the Torres Strait Hunted by many Apparently so At we think an alarming rate There are not many counts of the numbers And poachers out there there may be … Continue reading

Dugongs and Turtles

So many nations have a blindspot Its appears to me Gifted with creative forces Whether on land or sea Australia has many Iconic creatures she Is blaise about their existence And their right to be Under Native Titles Indigenous people … Continue reading