Brendan battles to protect wildlife

A local man has received letters from the Prime Minister of the UK and the Office of the Taoiseach acknowledging his efforts to reduce the poaching of African elephants and the black rhino.

A local man has received letters from the Prime Minister of the UK and the Office of the Taoiseach acknowledging his efforts to reduce the poaching of African elephants and the black rhino.

Brendan Connolly, from St Alphonsus Road, had contacted world leaders around the globe regarding his concerns at the dwindling numbers of African elephants and black rhinos.

“I am a huge animal lover,” said Brendan while speaking to The Dundalk Democrat, “I was watching the recent documentary with Prince William which showed the poaching of these animals in the wild.

“I have asked both the Prime Minster and the Taoiseach to spare some soldiers to help the African people protect the African elephant and the black rhino.”

These “Green Warriors” would assist the African community to reduce the number poachers in the area.

Brendan has also wrote a short story for children.

Brendan penned “Big Tusk” with an aim to point children in the right direction to help conserve the numbers in the wild.

“A number of local school teachers are reading the short story in classes,” said Brendan, “It’s a classic short story with illustrations. We have to change the way we think about these animals.”