Australia: They will kill over 10,000 camels because they drink too much water
Australia is experiencing an untold tragedy that seems to have no end. Wildfires have burned much of the country, dozens have been killed and thousands of animals have been tragically killed in the blaze.
At the same time, according to international media quoted by The Australian newspaper, over 10,000 camels are expected to be killed as they drink a lot of water!
In particular, according to reports, over 10,000 camels will be killed in an attempt to control their population in Australia, where people are suffering from wildfires and droughts.
The mass killing of animals will begin on Wednesday, January 9, at the behest of indigenous Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara leaders. The company has taken over professional shooters who will shoot the animals from helicopters.
Camels are known for their resistance to desert conditions, as well as their need for plenty of water, which they get from the fat stored in their bends.
Locals are complaining about mammal invasions looking for water on their property … as they smell it from miles.
“We live in hot and difficult conditions and we feel uncomfortable because camels come in, demolish fences, get into our belongings and try to find water even from air conditioners,” said one resident.
“Some people, even with such heat, are unable to open their air conditioners, fearing that the camels will attack the air conditioners for their humidity,” said a spokesman for the New South Wales Environment and Water Authority (DEW).
In fact, Marita Baker emphasizes that their need for plenty of water is not only a problem for residents but also for the local ecosystem.
As she says, the large increase in the camel population has caused a number of problems: On one hand, the soil and aquifers are contaminated by the tusks of animals dying of thirst or killing each other for some water.
On the other hand, concern about high greenhouse gas emissions has arise, as these animals emit methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide per year.
“These animals have caused significant damage to infrastructure, danger to families and communities, increased grazing in Aboriginal lands and critical public health issues,” adds DEW.
The camel population control operation is estimated to cost $ 1.2 million and is expected to be completed in five days. According to international media, dead animals will be allowed to dry before being buried or cremated.
Camels arrived on the continent from India and Afghanistan in the 19th century for the needs of the construction and transportation sectors.