Australia Kills 5 Thousand Wild Camels Due to Drought

SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND - APRIL 06: Camels roam in the pastures of QCamel dairy on April 6, 2016 in Sunshine Coast, Australia. QCamel, founded by Lauren Brisbane and her family in 2014 is leading the way in the Australian camel dairy industry. QCamel produces a creamy nutrient rich pasteurised milk with a similar taste to cow's milk with a slightly salty aftertaste. Considerably higher in vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron and lower in lactose than cow's milk, demand for camel milk is growing, with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation recognising camel milk as a nutritious resource with fantastic potential. Camels have adapted to harsh and arid climates around the world and have been milked for thousands of years supporting the Bedouin and nomadic cultures of the Middle East region. Camel milk can now be found in supermarkets in the United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, and the United States. Lauren Brisbane's approach to dairy farming is one of love and respect for the animal, their camels are known by name and roam in pasture throughout the day with their babies and live in a natural herd environment. Babies remain with their mothers and drink from them for two years, the dairy share the milk with the calf ensuring the calf grows meeting all their milestones in growth and weight. They come to the dairy of their own free will and are not tied up or ever forced to milk. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Australia lost more than half of the country with a fire in its forests in September last year. Australia, explaining that many camels will be killed on the grounds that they consumed water resources in the past weeks, today killed 5 thousand wild camels.

Australia comes to the fore with a long-standing forest fire. In addition to this fire, which killed many animals and burned forests, the news that Australia was going to kill the wild camels in the vicinity was sitting on the agenda like a bomb. The local administration of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara region, which cited the excessive consumption of water resources by camels, began the operation a week ago.

The culling of the camel, which was launched on Sunday and lasted for about five days, ended as of today. The APY region’s local government killed about 5,000 wild camels with rifles fired from helicopters, citing the drought in the region, despite the reaction of animal rights defenders. APY local government, due to drought in large groups of camels to find water and settlements in the settlement of the inhabitants said that the endangered.

APY Board Member Baker: “Camels had occupied everywhere, we couldn’t go out”

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yakunytjatjara Marita Baker, one of the members of the Board of Directors, spoke about the event that attracted a lot of reaction. Ita We were stuck in an incredible heat, Mar says Marita Baker. We couldn’t even get out. The camels were occupied everywhere and even drank water from the air conditioners. It was full of camels and we were worried about the safety of our children yaparak, arguing that it was necessary to kill the camels.

The South Australian Environmental and Water Administration said earlier that camels, whose numbers have increased, have begun to damage the region’s natural vegetation. The total number of wild camels in Australia is estimated to be over 1 million. The Australian government also made a brief statement about the killing of camels. Hükümet The culling option was the last option. It was ensured that the animals did not suffer during the operation ”. Animal rights defenders accuse the government and local government of failing to try to find a different solution.


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