Extinction Chant Videos

For those parents, teachers, and children interested in raising awareness about the eminent extinction of polar bears, elephants, and more, I’ve written a rap/chant. There are two versions. This one has only the words.

This one has pictures.

You are free to use it in any non-commercial pro-conservation activity. Please provide a link back to this page or my youtube site.

Here are the words:

extinction

 

Down in the trees

Where the elephants roamed

We built a dam

And flooded their home

We took their tusks

for ivory keys

Made some do tricks

On painful knees

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

When the elephants die

They’ll be gone for good

 

Down on the plains

Where the rhinos ranged

We built a farm

And the land was changed

We took their horns

To make strange brews

And locked the calves

Inside of zoos.

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

When the rhinos die

They’ll be gone for good.

 

Up on the ice

Where the polar bears swim

We made it hot

And hard for them

To find ice floes

Where they can sit down

As they hunt for food.

But now they drown.

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

When all the bears die

They’ll be gone for good

 

Deep in the sea

Where the whales reside

We hunted them down

While their families cried

We chopped them up

For ribs and oil

We sold their meat

Causing great turmoil

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

When all the whales die

They’ll be gone for good

 

In the northern woods

Where the grey wolves howl

We trapped their legs

When they were on the prowl.

We stuffed their heads

And sold their skin

Now there’s so many deer

For us to thin

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

After all the wolves die

They’ll be gone for good

 

By the ocean shore

Where the starfish sleep

And the coral grows

The fish swim deep

We dragged our nets

Caught dolphins and more

Threw the dead waste in

Sank them to the floor

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

If the sea life dies

It’ll be gone for good

 

In the big cities

Where there’s always a crowd

And car horns honk

Everything is loud

We’ll be alone

No life to share

The earth with us

It’ll be all bare

Now we must ask

Do we not realize

After everything dies

It’ll be gone for good

 

So what can you do

If you’re just a child

To save the earth

And all things wild

Fight for life

You can begin

By living green

And being vegan

Now you must ask

Do they not realize

After everything dies

It’ll be gone for good

Gone for good

Gone for good

Bonnie Ferrante: Books For All Ages

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