Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A Day with Animals

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." 
Mahatma Gandhi
Dr Abe V Rotor
Tiger pet at Baluarte park,
be as tame as a cat;
its genes, still wild in fact,
caution's on our part.

An Arabian camel in Ilocos region,
fit in the dry months from October,
   but come monsoon for the carabao;
    wonder how they can live together.  

Thailand, its imprimatur the elephant, 
      stately dressed to ride with pride;
yet beast of burden most of its life, 
its kin endangered in the wild.

A baby elephant longing for mother and company, 
what is love and freedom, a not too happy story. 

Illegal trade of endangered species -
   monitor lizard and boa constrictor,
  flushed out from Pinatubo's eruption,
 for exotic cuisine or pet collector.

A reticulated python, an attraction in a zoo,
educational, and recreational, too;
what message can we get in befriending it,
is to implant Reverence for Life value.

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