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Australian Camels Will Be Killed By Shooters Just Because They Want Water

Australian Camels Will Be Killed By Shooters Just Because They Want Water: The Feral camels in Australia will be put to death to stop them from drinking water in the drought-hit region.

According to the reports, More than 10,000 camels will be killed by professional shooters in helicopters from Wednesday after an order from Aboriginal leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (AYP).

The killing, which is expected to take five days, comes as people complain of the feral camels invading their properties in search of water.

Australian Camels Will Be Killed By Shooters Just Because They Want Water

Australian Camels Will Be Killed By Shooters Just Because They Want Water
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There is also concern the animals are contributing to global warming as they emit methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon ­dioxide a year.

‘We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because the camels are coming in and knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through airconditioners,’ APY executive board member Marita Baker told The Australian.

The feral camel population would double every nine years if a pest control plan is not undertaken, National Feral Camel Management Plan claimed.

And as camels emit methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon ­dioxide a year, APY has called for the culling to result in award carbon credits being awarded.

Tim Moore, chief executive of carbon farming specialists RegenCo, said one million feral camels emitting the effect of a tonne of CO2 per year was the equivalent of an additional 400,000 cars on the road.

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