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    Camel Cull in Aussie.

    Multi-million pound cull of world's only wild herd of camels begins in Australia's Outback
    By NIALL FIRTH
    Last updated at 11:23 AM on 28th August 2009

    At first glance it looks like a scene from the Middle-East or somewhere in North Africa.
    Vast herds of camels gallop through the barren desert in the blazing heat as they search for water and food.
    But these remarkable scenes are actually from Australia, where more than a million wild camels make up the world's only feral herd.
    Now the Australian Government has allocated Aus$19 million (9.8 million) to cull around 650,000 of the creatures to deal with the growing problem of them damaging crops and raiding homes.

    The Australian Government has allocated nearly 10 million to cull many of the country's estimated 1 million wild camels

    The camels are descended from the original animals which helped to build Australia in the mid 1800s
    Frightened residents of the Outback have had camels tear part their bathrooms and rip up pipes in the search for water.
    The feral camel population roams in herds across millions of square kilometres of desert country and they will be rounded up by helicopters and shot by crack marksmen.
    Camels were first introduced to Australia from Afghanistan and India in the 1840s to help move heavy goods to remote parts of the country.
    Although it was not until the 1860s that camels began to arrive in Australia in large numbers the very first animal arrived by boat in 1840, the only one of four to survive the trip from the Canary Islands.
    By the early 20th century hundreds of camels had arrived in the country. They were tended by

    A crack marksman takes aim as the cull begins
    Muslim herders who were known as 'Afghans.'
    Camels helped found the Outback city of Alice Springs and there is an Australian myth that the city's first piano arrived in the 1890s strapped to the back of a camel.
    It is estimated that 10,000 to 20,000 camels were imported between 1880 and 1907.
    Between 1894 and 1897 alone 6,000 camels were shipped from India directly to Western Australia, mainly to serve the booming gold camps.
    But as rail transport spread many of the redundant animals were simply set free to roam the Outback.
    Feral camels are found in the drier parts of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
    The population is capable of doubling in size every nine years.
    Australian Prime Minster Kevin Rudd announced last week that the government is setting aside the money for the vast camel-culling operation to reduce the population.
    The decision has divided environmental groups.
    Some conservationists agree that the camels compete with native creatures for food and also cause damage in Aboriginal communities in their search for water, fracturing pipes and breaking air conditioning units.
    They also severely impact upon native crops and upset the balance of the Outback's fragile eco-system .
    Others say it is wrong to blast the animals with guns from helicopters because many would be wounded but not killed.
    Even health campaigners have joined the row saying camels that are shot should not be left to rot on the ground - their meat should be used for meals because it is low in fat and has little cholesterol.

    Australian handlers let their camels rest in the desert in this archive photo from the late 1800s
    The planned cull even made the U.S news last week where CNBC anchor woman Erin Burnett launched a broadside against Mr Rudd, labelling him a 'serial killer'.
    And camel exporter Paddy McHugh, who runs camel catching operations throughout Australia, has argued that a cull will be ineffective.
    'What happens in 15 years when the numbers come back again? Do we waste another 9.5m,' McHugh said.

    Read more: Cull of world's only wild herd of camels begins in Australia's Outback | Mail Online

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    Shoot a camel, butcher it and make a culinary delight, all right on camera and shown on TV.
    Then sell hunting license with a camel harvest punch card for an extra dollar and a half.
    People will line up to join the hunt.

    Maybe change the name from Camel to North African Elk. or Muzzie or better Mooselim Moose.

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    if they are over populated why doesnt nature pare the herd?

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    If them Ozzzies stop fuckin the camels they won't breed so much, right?

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    I'm so sad. Camels are cute and friendly creatures that never hurt a soul.

    How can these evil humans exhibit such repulsive barbarism in today's age?

    Seals, whales and dolphins, on the other hand are an insidious scourge that requires immediate annihilation. How can they get their wires crossed so easily?

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    i lost a good mate to one of those evil filthy ferkin things...about 50 miles east of the 'ALICE' he hit the bloody thing on his harley, killed him instantly, camel just got up and wandered off, many stories like this out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by majid View Post
    if they are over populated why doesnt nature pare the herd?
    Contempoary Occidental civilisations don't connect this way....they find it necessary to invent such nature.

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    Yep, kills a lot of Arabs too, just right height to come thru the windshield of a toyota, get right in the front seat with ya.

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    I was lucky enough to take part in the 'Donkey' shoot and 'Buffalo' shoot many years ago in the NT.......was a hoot...

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    bloody camels

    Hoooshtaaa, what a bloody shame, fantastic animals, got mates make a living with them in India, they are clever bastards, doesn't suprise me they are digging up the retic and sucking on the aircon, i new one up in Broome used to put his plastic feed bucket on his head and barge through the electric fence with it .

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    Yes I like camels,

    Thing is, in Australia there like aboriginals, kangaroos, fresh air and arse holes, there foking everywhere .


    Got to knock the bastards on the head or they'll be sitting in your living room drinking all the lager watching countdown on the Telli.

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    Yea, my mate got stomped by one of the bastards. Nearly riuned out desert trip.
    http://teakdoor.com/australia-and-ne...he-desert.html (Wayne Kerr Does the Desert)
    But he is a lying bastard anyway.

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    There is no problem in culling feral animals out to satisfactory elevels and even total annihilation in some cases.

    I used to enjoy hunting and shooting....wabbits, foxes, pigs, buffalo, donkeys etc.

    One day i shot a kangaroo....for roo tail stew......nearly cried, not cos i shot a roo, but the stew tasted like crap.

    Shot a possum that was making so much fucking noise above the house one night....cried then....poor little bugger, 44 magnum rifle split him in 2.
    I like poisoning my neighbours dogs till they die cos I'm a cnut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    There is no problem in culling feral animals out to satisfactory elevels and even total annihilation in some cases.
    yup. agreed.

    feral cats and goats are good for shooting also

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    forgot the cats....they extra special

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