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    Australians to start shooting camels

    Australia camel cull sparks woe


    By Nick Bryant
    BBC News, Sydney


    Camels were brought to Australia to be used for desert transport

    The Australian government has proposed a budget to implement a long-standing plan to cull the country's camels by shooting them.

    Animal welfare supporters reject the plan, but people sharing the outback with the camels call them a menace.

    Unlike the kangaroo or koala, the camel is not an animal automatically associated with Australia,

    They were first brought here in the mid-19th century to help explorers traverse the desert.

    But there are now thought to be over a million roaming the outback.

    That is roughly one camel for every 20 people, and the population is set to double over the next decade, unless some form of action is taken.

    In remote communities they are seen as a troublesome menace, trampling vegetation and occasionally ripping up water pipes, as they search for food and water.

    So the Australian government has set aside $16m (9.7m) to contain the problem and one proposal is to shoot the camels from helicopters or on foot.

    Animal welfare groups are opposed to a mass slaughter.

    They have suggested another more humane alternative: birth control, giving animals a drug to render them infertile.


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    Kill them and eat em, or ship them to the middle east

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    bout bloody time.

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    Well at least it will give Aussies something better to do than hunting elusive British backpackers from the back of utes

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    Kevin Rudd a serial killer guilty of Camelside

    http://www.youtube.com/v/touzMB3sBXk

    Kevin Rudd called a 'serial killer' on CNBC

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    US ... finance news anchor Erin Burnett complained the milk and meat from culled camels would be wasted / CNBC




    PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has been labelled a serial killer on US TV for approving the culling of feral camels.
    Erin Burnett, an anchor on American financial news channel CNBC, launched a verbal attack targetting Rudd following his government's decision to spend $A19 million to cull feral camels in the outback.

    Watch the video here. Rudd rant begins at 3 mins 15 secs "There is a serial killer in Australia and we are going to put a picture up so we can see who it is," a stern-faced Burnett said during a segment on CNBC on Tuesday.
    A large photo of Rudd was then shown.
    "That would be the prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd," Burnett said.
    "OK well do you know what he is doing?
    "He has launched air strikes - air strikes - against camels in the outback."
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    Burnett, with a stuffed toy camel sitting in front of her, broke away from her usual analysis of stock movements on Wall St to vent about the camel cull.
    She raised the issue during a segment with CNBC's colourful financial guru Jim Cramer.
    Burnett said there are one million camels living wild in Australia and the animals would be shot.
    "They are slaughtering them?" Cramer, looking shocked, asked Burnett.
    "They are slaughtering them," Burnett replied.
    She also complained the meat and milk from the camels would be wasted.
    "Apparently there is a billion dollars of meat out there," Burnett said.
    "Are they going to do anything with it?" Cramer asked.
    "No. They're just slaughtering them," she said.
    "That's genocide. Camelcide," Cramer commented.
    Burnett then told Cramer she hoped Australians would see her segment.
    "I hope they have this on in the morning in Australia," she said.
    As the discussion came to a close the photo of Rudd re-appeared on the screen.
    "There he is," Burnett said.
    "That is the man who approved it."
    Burnett is a former anchor with Bloomberg TV and a vice president at financial company Citigroup.
    She has a loyal male following in the US and is a favourite of US men's magazine Maxim.
    In 2007 she posed for a risque photo shoot for Maxim that included a topless cover. She also made Maxim's top 10 "Hottest News Anchor" list.


    Kevin Rudd called a 'serial killer' on CNBC | TV | News.com.au



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    Why don't the abodiginals train em up and use em for transport?


    Nah, it'll never work. Eat 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    give Aussies something better to do than hunting elusive British backpackers from the back of utes
    perhaps it could become an eco tourism venture

    hunting elusive British backpackers from the backs of camels

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Well at least it will give Aussies something better to do than hunting elusive British backpackers from the back of utes
    Won't be as much enjoyment for the aussies tho, And they can eat the camels, Do they also eat the Backpackers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    elusive British backpackers
    They're not very elusive, mate. Like fokin locusts at the moment.

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    Foking pommy backpackers.

    There as common as arseholes, every bastards got one and there every where.

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    One more thing, some of the girls are sexy little bitches.

    Makes one wonder why they turn into fat slappers once they get back to blighty.

    What you pommy bastards feeding them. ?

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    When is the daffy duck shooting season begin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy View Post
    "That would be the prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd," Burnett said.
    "OK well do you know what he is doing?
    "He has launched air strikes - air strikes - against camels in the outback."
    What a wonderfully, innovative and novel idea. Our "Spooky" boys are always looking for good ranges with live targets. Wonder if the DOM and DOD would be interested in talks.


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    BBQ'd camel balls aint that bad eating

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    Do you grill those whole or chop 'em into quarters beforehand?
    Any marinade suggestions?

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    Marinade whole and slow grill mate, good tucker when out bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Do you grill those whole or chop 'em into quarters beforehand? Any marinade suggestions?
    they need to be well cleaned before consumption - those poms don't half smell

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    Is camel meat tasty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
    Marinade whole and slow grill mate, good tucker when out bush
    Always taste better though if the beer air drop turns up in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Do they also eat the Backpackers?
    only the good looking ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Why don't the abodiginals train em up and use em for transport?


    Nah, it'll never work. Eat 'em.

    hopefully they are the next thing to be culled in Australia

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