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Wipe Them All Out! Australia Considers Cull of 1.2million Camels ‘to Save the Planet’

Friday, 10 June 2011 05:58

‘Australia is considering proposals to kill all the wild camels that roam the outback as part of its contribution to fighting global warming.

The 1.2 million camels, considered pests by farmers and conservationists, each produce a methane equivalent of one ton of carbon dioxide a year. That makes them collectively one of the Australia’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.

Under Mr Moore’s plan, which will see the government awarding carbon credits to individuals and organisations involved in the cull, camels will be shot from helicopters or four-wheel-drive vehicles.

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