Minding Elephants and the Rhetorics of Destruction


This article focuses on the debate about the culling of elephants in South Africa and includes, as a literary example, the discussion of Mateer’s poem.

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Published 1 June 2010 in Volume 25 No. 2. Subjects: Animal slaughter, Ecology, Elephants, Environmental conservation, Ethics, Animal Studies.

Cite as: Wylie, Dan. ‘Minding Elephants and the Rhetorics of Destruction.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, no. 2, 2010, doi: 10.20314/als.f915350a28.