Monday, December 14, 2009

Buy Endangered Feces to Save Endangered Species

Are you stumped about what to give that special someone for Christmas? Have you considered rhinoceros excrement.

That’s right, three-toed ungulate dung. Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like some good old Rhino Poop.

This offering came out two years ago from the International Rhino Foundation. They auctioned four pieces of dung from the endangered species in order to fund conservation efforts. Their slogan was, "Buy endangered feces to save an endangered species!"

The dung derived from four of the five types of rhinoceros: white, black, Indian and Sumatran. The Javan rhino is so rare that a sample could not be collected (eit
her that or he is just constipated).

Each piece is dried, mounted in a clear trophy case and marked with the type of rhino that produced it. (You know, as much as I like rhinos, I just can't visualize myself getting all excited about displaying a dried pile of poop on my desk.)

There are only about 17,500 rhinos remaining in the wild, and 1,200 living in captivity, according to the International Rhino Fund. So, they reason, if rhinos become totally extinct, we will still have something tangible by which we can remember them. It seems to me that a horn or even a nice head mount trophy would be a much more desirable but those are outlawed so I guess a nice stack of stool is the next best thing. The conservation whackos have gone nuts.

But hey, maybe they're onto something. We should do that with liberals. Rush Limbaugh says that we need to always make sure we keep a few of them around just as a reminder of how bad things could be. But instead, we could exterminate all of them and just keep some of their poop around. That way we would always be reminded of how much they stank but we wouldn’t have to listen to them talk.


Anonymous said...

Is that for real?

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

That's for real. They actually did this last year. Most of the text(except for a few sarcastic editorial comments and the last paragraph about liberals) and the photo is from their promo.

Daisy said...

Oh my! That is hilarious. I want to buy some and hide it in the cat litter box for hubby to discover. He'd have a heart attack.

And the comment about liberals...ROFLOL spewing diet coke onto the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Those people really are full of it.

Eddie Eddings said...

That's just STINKIN' THINKIN' to come up with something so idiotic! (not you -- them!)

Buffalo Man said...

I want equal time for buffaloes. Is anyone doing anything about selling dung from the great American Buffalo (Bison)?

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the dinosaur poop in Jurassic Park.