We'll not come on your tiger hunt,

     To put skins on our floors!

And cutting down their forest homes

     It’s something we abhor.


We’ll not kill birds or animals

    As sport or human game,

And wearing bears' fur on our heads

     Seems such a dreadful shame.


We’ll not kill noble elephants

    And steal their tusks for wealth –

Or grind up horns from rhinos

    For the sake of ‘human health’.


We’ll not take panda habitat

     And the only food they eat -

And a woman’s scarf of silver fox

    Is not what we call ‘sweet’!


We’ll not destroy the rain forests -

     The place where wildlife roam.

We love the creatures of our world

     And the places they call home.


So we’ll not come on your tiger hunt

     Or join you in your fun.

We’re children who respect our world –

     As so should everyone!


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