AFTER reading about the massive decline in giraffe numbers on the African continent, it got me thinking – apres une petit plonk, it has to be said – that maybe Scottish farmers could help out.

These lovely creatures have little legal protection in their native lands and have been decimated by poaching and trophy hunting in recent years.

So, with all these daft rewilding projects being mooted, maybe we could offer a home to the endangered ungulates?

At the rate of knots that livestock are disappearing from Scotland, maybe it’s not as daft as it sounds ... and they’ll tower over lynx!

More seriously, we should all support proposals by African nations to have international trade in giraffe products banned. It’s happening in May.