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|Originally Posted: 18 June 2011|
Stop the Senseless Slaughter of Australian Camels
[Ed. Note: For more about plans to "control" wild camels, read Green Senator Endorses Killing Australian Camels to Reduce Global Warming and Feral Camels? Feed Them to the Crocodiles and Too Many Camels: Australia Considers Helicopter Sharpshooters and Camel Burgers to Control Population Explosion.]
FROM Care2 Petition Site
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Australia has the largest population of undiseased dromedary camels anywhere in the world. Now, the Australian government is proposing to slaughter the majority of them in the name of carbon control.
The camels produce an estimated one metric ton a year of greenhouse gasses, which is nothing compared to the emissions from Australia's largely coal-powered industries. Just last year, Australia was responsible for 564 million metric tons of carbon emissions. Eradicating all the camels in the Outback wouldn't even tip the scale.
The mass funding allocated towards camel extermination would be better spent sustainably reforming Australia's carbon-emitting industries.
Ultimately, the mass camel cull would be nothing more than an expensive distraction from real change. Tell the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Mark Dreyfus, that killing camels is no way to take true action.
When we turn on innocent animals to avoid simply modifying some of our personal behaviours, it is a sad day and a damning assessment of where we are at as a species of our own. Let's employ our most unique characteristic as humans - humanity - and put an end to this slaughter.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!