SOUVENIRS Sorry, no more Elephant Poo-Poo!

Posted by Axel Thorer on 28. August 2017

... because, they say, shit is also part of an endangered animal ,,,

The original poo-poo on the road ...

... souvenir poo-poo from South Africa ...

... and paper made from the shit

FOR YEARS I BROUGHT THE POO-POO HOME FROM AFRICA, a surprising souvenir, enclosed in small acrylic hemisphhere, engraved on the bottom: „Genuine Elephant Poo-Poo“. A pinch only, not more than 5 grams, looking like dirty straw. Such a shit-dome did cost, in Namibia for instance, about US$ 3 or 2.50 Euro. People placed it on their desks, and it became an eternal conversation-piece. But they stopped selling it. Hysterical „animal lovers“ had it banned, like the sale of tusks (which is understandable), claiming that shit is also a part of the endangered elephant. How ridiculous they are! „Oh no“, declared the lady in the souvenir shop just opposite the airport in Maun (Botswana), „it’s illegal now!“ Well, elephants are crapping all over Botswana, shitballs as big as bowling balls can be found on all roads in Africa. Nobody hunts elephant for their poo-poo, not a single one is killed for the shit. To get it, you need living creatures. To forbid the sale of the poo-poo doesn’t protect one single elephant. In South Africa they are a bit wiser, there you can still find the acrylic shit-hemispheres. There they even make „Poopoopaper“ from the dung, looking like real paper …

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