When the last lamb is slaughtered
and the last tiger is skinned,
when the last scallop is eaten
and the last donkey is beaten,
when the last gazelle is poached
and the last duck is dropped,
when the last lion is hung,
and stuffed up to it’s tongue,
when the last salmon is caught
and stripped of eggs till naught
Kids will point and ask,
Did the elephant breathe fire?
Could the monkey walk on a wire?
And when they sleep,
They will dream of eagles and scorpions
instead of dragons and unicorns.