Bushfire Crisis: Australia To Cull 10,000 Camels Due To High Water Consumption

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In a bizarre move, Australia is carrying out a massive cull of camels from Wednesday, the reason being they drink too much water in the drought-ravaged region amid the bushfire crisis.

Aboriginal leaders in the drought-afflicted Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia approved the killing of potentially 10,000 camels by professional shooters in helicopters in just five days.

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"With the current ongoing dry conditions the large camel congregations threatening the APY communities and infrastructure, camel control is needed," the APY said.

The aerial cull comes as local communities complained of “extremely large groups of camels and other feral animals invading properties in search of water".

Concerns that camels emit methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide a year and they contribute to global warming are also rife.