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Poor Khalif the Camel and Skippy the Kangaroo :confused:

Eat camels to protect environment, Aussies told

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dot.gifAustralians were urged Tuesday to eat camels to stop them wreaking environmental havoc, just months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos.

A three-year study has found that Australia's population of more than a million feral camels -- the largest wild herd on earth -- is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources.

The Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, which produced the report, plans to serve camel meat at a barbecue for senior public servants in Canberra on Wednesday to press its point.

Report co-author Professor Murray McGregor said a good way to bring down the number of camels was to eat them.

"Eat a camel today, I've done it," he told the national AAP news agency.

"It's beautiful meat. It's a bit like beef. It's as lean as lean, it's an excellent health food."

Similar claims are made for kangaroo meat, but the rationale for farming and eating the national emblem -- as outlined by the government's chief climate change adviser in October -- is different.

Millions of farm animals such as cows and sheep produce massive amounts of harmful greenhouse gases, said Professor Ross Garnaut, but kangaroos emit negligible amounts of methane.

Unlike the native kangaroo, camels were introduced into Australia as pack animals for the vast outback in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, but were released into the wild as rail and road travel became more widespread.

The country has wrestled for years with imported animals brought in as beasts of burden, food sources, for recreational hunting or, ironically, to control agricultural pests. The Department of the Environment lists animals of "significant concern" as including feral camels, horses, donkeys, pigs, European wild rabbits, European red foxes, cats, goats and cane toads. With few natural predators and vast sparsely populated areas in which to roam, the populations have soared, putting pressure on native species by preying on them, competing for food, destroying habitats and spreading disease.

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They should consider eating their soap opera "actors" too. Or more suitably, use them to fuel the barbies.

So you watch Neighbours?

Kangaroo meat has been available in supermarkets since I was a kid (many years ago) but it was marketed for pets.

Camels? Cook it up as I would have a camel steak.

I don't think anyone realizes the impact of non-native animals in Australia.

Rabbits*, foxes* & cane toads are more than a nuisance in Australia. They are going to destroy the ecosystem.

*Thanks English pricks.

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So you watch Neighbours?

Kangaroo meat has been available in supermarkets since I was a kid (many years ago) but it was marketed for pets.

Camels? Cook it up as I would have a camel steak.

I don't think anyone realizes the impact of non-native animals in Australia.

Rabbits*, foxes* & cane toads are more than a nuisance in Australia. They are going to destroy the ecosystem.

*Thanks English pricks.

What about all the Ferrel cats eating up all the little marsupials? a lot of the little ones are extinct because of cats being introduced to kill rats.

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So you watch Neighbours?

Kangaroo meat has been available in supermarkets since I was a kid (many years ago) but it was marketed for pets.

Camels? Cook it up as I would have a camel steak.

I don't think anyone realizes the impact of non-native animals in Australia.

Rabbits*, foxes* & cane toads are more than a nuisance in Australia. They are going to destroy the ecosystem.

*Thanks English pricks.

Why can't you guys just do a dance and scare them to death? :rl:

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So you watch Neighbours?

Kangaroo meat has been available in supermarkets since I was a kid (many years ago) but it was marketed for pets.

Camels? Cook it up as I would have a camel steak.

I don't think anyone realizes the impact of non-native animals in Australia.

Rabbits*, foxes* & cane toads are more than a nuisance in Australia. They are going to destroy the ecosystem.

*Thanks English pricks.

Avoid it like the plague, but it's on a couple of channels 5 days a week, along with crap like Home and Away, etc. Then they try to launch "singing" careers.

Somebody should have shot Kylie Minogue 20 years ago, and nipped it in the bud.

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