“Camel burger or camel stew anyone?”

In western Australia camel are too abundant.   Seems as many imported  animals without natural predators a few well cultivated varieties now have gotten out of hand. Early in the century camels were needed for mining in the outback, but now they are eating the outback clean.

Desert camels of Australia pests

Desert camels of Australia pests

One new way to control their destruction and numbers

Australians are being urged to eat a camel to save the country’s desert resources that are even scarcer because of continuing drought conditions. This would cut down on the more than 1 million feral camels roaming Australia’s central desert regions eating vegetation at watering holes and contaminating the water.

The feral camel population is  destroying the indigenous plants and habitat that the aborigines depend for their livelihood.

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of Seeddaily.com/Eat_a_camel_save_Australia

Image courtesy Outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/australian-desert-animals

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: