$16M to slash a third of 1M camels
August 9, 2009 1:30am CST
An Australia outback area is reported to feel the pinch of too many camels in the area. Besides competing with domestic animals for food and water, some residents peaceful living have been disturbed when camels ripped of water piping in search of drinking water. The idea was(is?) to get sharpshooters down these camels from helicopters. Other ideas that have been left/deemed undoable was to relocate these camels. Other ideas suggest the camels be turned into camel burgers. What do you think can be done as a better course of action? With the current approach it is estimated another $20M will be needed in 15 years...
• United States
9 Aug 09
I am sure there is a way to relocate them; the money would be better spent that way. I think that nature has a way of balancing things, and so does karma. Downing these animals by way of sharp shooter is a little bizarre and seems like it is a ridiculous plan. Relocating them to a protective reservation would be the best.