Green Senator Endorses Killing Australian Camels to Reduce Global Warming

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Green Senator Endorses Killing Australian Camels to Reduce Global Warming

[Ed. Note: Take action, Stop the Senseless Slaughter of Australian Camels and read Feral Camels? Feed Them to the Crocodiles and Too Many Camels: Australia Considers Helicopter Sharpshooters and Camel Burgers to Control Population Explosion.]

From Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV)
June 2011

A recent study undertaken by these groups, and welcomed by Greens Senator, Christine Milne, has blamed camels and other feral (wild) animals for contributing to global warming by burping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. So what is their answer? To sentence hundreds of thousands, or potentially millions of innocent individuals to death for the crime of burping.

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.

With Australia already killing wild animals across the country, there are now plans to extend the killing program in a bid to cut carbon in the Outback.

Last year alone millions of tax payer dollars were spent culling these animals under a nineteen million dollar grant from the federal government. Fuelling the calls for even more animals to be killed is the Nature Conservancy and the Pew Environment Group (it should be noted that the Pew Environment Group is funded by the oil industry).

A recent study undertaken by these groups, and welcomed by Greens Senator, Christine Milne, has blamed camels and other feral (wild) animals for contributing to global warming by burping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. So what is their answer? To sentence hundreds of thousands, or potentially millions of innocent individuals to death for the crime of burping.

According to the study, camels have the ability to belch the equivalent of a tonne of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

Yet when you compare this figure to livestock, it more than doubles. Australia's livestock is set to produce substantially more warming over the next 20 years than all of our coal fired power stations put together. The average cow can release over 2.5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent gases into the atmosphere annually, and with over 26 million cows in Australia, that's a lot of gas!

This new program supposedly has the potential to reduce emissions by 5% by 2030. However these figures also rely on "reducing wildfires, limiting tree clearing and allowing vegetation to regrow".

Animal agriculture is responsible for over 30% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

So we have to ask ourselves, why do we always deflect the solution to a problem away from ourselves? The solution is simple, rather than sentencing other species to death, a change of lifestyle can have far greater reaching results.

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.