Insane Australian taxpayers shooting another 650,000 camels and leaving them to rot in the deserts
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- Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:46:18 -0700 (PDT)
Leonardo Fabian Mount Barker South Australia 2009
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August 5, 2009 - 1:59PM
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been labelled a serial killer
on US TV.
Erin Burnett, an anchor on American financial news channel CNBC,
launched a verbal attack targeting Rudd following his government's
decision to spend $A19 million to cull feral camels in the outback.
"That would be the prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd," Burnett
"He has launched air strikes - air strikes - against camels in the
She raised the issue during a segment with CNBC's colourful financial
guru Jim Cramer.
Burnett said there are one million camels living wild in Australia and
the animals would be shot.
"They are slaughtering them?" Cramer, looking shocked, asked Burnett.
"They are slaughtering them," Burnett replied.
She also complained the meat and milk from the camels would be wasted.
"Apparently there is a billion dollars of meat out there," Burnett
Camel musterer struggles to get business
A Queensland camel musterer is disappointed that pastoralists prefer
to cull feral camels than to muster them for profit.
camels are good to muster and quick to domesticate.
He says despite rising demand for camel meat, he's finding it
difficult to get the pest animals from pastoral properties.
"I've advertised in the stock journal for three weeks. I never got one
reply,' he says.
"We go and muster the camels or buy them of the station and not one
"I think people think, especially the larger properties, that it's
easier just to shoot them." the camels have learned to hide when they
hear man coming , they vanish long before anybody gets close
Shooting at them has already made it nearly impossible to develop a
camel industry , it will take years to tame them enough to harvest
them humanely once the shooters are stopped , only then will farming
them become possible again
Old Katherine meatworks could become camel abattoir
A camel meat processor says he is close to finalising plans to
slaughter tens of thousands of camels a year through an abattoir in
the Northern Territory.
Ivan Coulter says he's had very promising talks with the owners of the
Katherine abattoir, Teys Brothers, who shut down the meatworks eight
He says the plan involves turning the abattoir into a multi-species
"We're looking at initially starting with the camels, on a realistic
view with the camels of maybe 60,000 every year," he says.
Leigh Dayton, Science writer | September 14, 2009
Article from: The Australian
CAMELS are both big business and the inspiration for a scientific
collaboration between Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
The project will see veterinarians, geneticists and agricultural
scientists from Murdoch University in Perth team up with camel
experts at the Scientific Centre for Racing Camels at Al Ain in the
"We'll be elevating the profile of camels by fostering serious
science," said centre director, veterinarian Alex Tinson who just
chalked up 22 years with the UAE camel program.
"The camel is an incredible resource for the planet."
He says camels are ideally placed to become "the new livestock
animal" as countries like Australia become hotter and drier with
That's so, Dr Tinson said, because drought-adapted camels are highly
resistant to disease, and produce lean meat and milk, loaded with
vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting compounds. Meanwhile, camel
racing in the UAE and Qatar, alone, is worth $US1billion ($1.15bn) a
Under Dr Tinson's direction, the 20-year-old centre is completing
construction of facilities for diagnostics, embryo transfer, surgery,
exercise physiology and food production and analysis.
It will accommodate up to 1000 camels, offering a camel exercise
pool, two treadmills, and a 9km desert racing track, not to mention
filtered drinking water and imported lucernes for the pampered
Camel cull wastes trade opportunity: Scott
18/09/2009 10:40:00 AM
A PEST control plan that will see the corpses of 650,000 culled camels
left to rot in the outback amounts to a waste of significant new trade
opportunities, according to Federal Nationals MP for Maranoa Bruce
The Federal Government recently awarded $19 million to the Desert
Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre in Alice Springs to oversee the
shooting of hundreds of thousands of wild camels from helicopters.
It is estimated that more than one million wild camels roam about 3.3
million square kilometres of northern and western Australia, with 30
million cattle and 80 million sheep in australia a few million camels
are not the problem , CAMELS are Australias solution to climate change
Camel populations were increasing exponentially and had become the
"rabbit of Australia's desert regions", driving native plants to the
point of extinction and destroying waterholes, according to the
managing director of the Desert Knowledge CRC, Jan Ferguson.
A responsible and well-managed control program was essential to
preserve Australia’s desert heritage, she said.
Mr Scott told Federal Parliament this week that the Federal
Government's control plan was a quick fix solution that failed to
consider the potential trade opportunities that exist for camel meat
Camel meat was a source of lean protein and was low in cholesterol,
while camel milk contained five times more vitamin C than cows milk
and less fat.
opportunities exist to develop a trade in live camels or camel meat ,
which would also create new regional jobs.
over 2000 camels a week could be harvested NOW every week of the year
and DOUBLE that if they were managed and farmed , thousands of jobs
and hundreds of millions of dollars every year for Aboriginal
communities begging to be developed
One abattoir in the Northern Territory was already processing camel
meat, he said, and an Egyptian meat-importing company had expressed
interest in building a designated camel abattoir in South Australia.
A culling program that involved leaving carcases to rot would also
create more environmental problems.
“Shooting them from helicopters as we do means their corpses are left
to rot in the sun, which attracts feral pigs and wild dogs – two pests
that pose a far worse problem to agriculture than do camels.”
Provide water troughs and HARVEST the camels , any other option is
insanity or Genocide for desert dwelling communities with NO OTHER
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