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Australian camels could be shot to curb methane
madison.com ^ | 09 june 2011

Posted on 06/09/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT by rellimpank

Kill a camel, earn cash for cutting greenhouse gases: That offer may be coming soon in Australia, where vast numbers of the nonnative, methane-belching animals have been trampling the Outback for more than a century.

The government has proposed that killing camels be officially registered as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Australia has the world's largest population of wild camels _ an estimated 1.2 million _ and considers them to be a growing environmental problem.

The proposal, released for public comment this week, would allow sharpshooters to earn so-called carbon credits for slaughtering camels. Industrial polluters around the world could buy the credits to offset their own carbon emissions.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; australian; banglist; camel; camels; curb; dromedary; globalwarming; methane; shot
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To: ilovesarah2012

Vast numbers of them, but not in the places where most people live or visit.

The country is mostly desert so in the 19th century, camels were brought over in large numbers to help people travel through the desert. It made sense and it worked - helped a great deal in opening up the continent.

Now we don’t need them anymore, they are a feral pest.


21 posted on 06/09/2011 6:39:51 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: rellimpank

Will they be exporting Australian camel toes?


22 posted on 06/09/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Hartlyboy

Is just a matter of time before that becomes gov’t policy as well...


23 posted on 06/09/2011 6:41:31 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: rellimpank

I don’t mind if they shoot them but it would be because they are destroying the environment by competing with native species, NOT because of their farts.


24 posted on 06/09/2011 6:41:46 AM PDT by tiki
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To: rellimpank

Mankind has lost its mind.

These insane fools should do themselves, and leave the poor camels alone, they are fine. We on the other hand...


25 posted on 06/09/2011 6:41:52 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: naturalman1975

I learn something new on FR every day.


26 posted on 06/09/2011 6:41:53 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: farmguy

Of course. And the ruling-class intellectuals/university “scientists” know this. They just are laughing at people who don’t get the joke.


27 posted on 06/09/2011 6:43:17 AM PDT by ngat
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To: rellimpank

Rib eye?

Camels are grazing animals, makes sense that they might make some good cuts.

Not sure how vulnerable they are to various parasites, though.


28 posted on 06/09/2011 6:43:48 AM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: djf
Lots of camels end up on a plate. I don't know how they taste but people keep eating them.
29 posted on 06/09/2011 6:48:03 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: naturalman1975
"feral pest"

Which leads us to this question: how good eating (roast, fried, baked, whatever) is camel?

30 posted on 06/09/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: farmguy

AS you say. The CO2 and methane produced by animals and plants are part of the natural carbon cycle.

Over the course of years they neither add to nor remove “greenhouse gases” from the system.

Fossil fuels add net carbon to the atmosphere because they release carbon that was stored in them millions of years ago by the plants and animals of that day.


31 posted on 06/09/2011 6:52:30 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: JPG

I know kangaroo meat is good eating.

No idea about Australian camels though.


32 posted on 06/09/2011 6:52:30 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: farmguy
How do these good folks come to believe this will reduce CO2. The camels don’t create CO2 from some magical process. They digest the plants they eat which creates camel meat, camel poop, camel pee, and camel farts. If those plants don’t pass through a camel, then they will just pass through smaller animals, insects, and microbes, eventually producing the same CO2.

BLASPHEMY!!!

33 posted on 06/09/2011 6:55:47 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: rellimpank

Maybe I ought to take a few shots for the team after I eat my beans. Or perhaps we should mow down anyone overdoing it on Mex food in the name of Green.


34 posted on 06/09/2011 7:02:59 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rellimpank

It is, first, amazing that animals can convert grass into food. This requires fermentation within the gut, and results in a lot of methane. Accordingly, by bringing grazing animals largely under management, the human race has tremendously reduced the emission of methane. Another really big contribution of humans is draining swamps. Animal and vegetable matter decay in swamps through the action of termites and microbes that also release methane. The result is open cesspools of decaying organic matter. By draining swamps, the human race has made another tremendous change to the climate. We have been tera-forming this planet for centuries. Converting it from a place marginally-disposed to human habitation, into a veritable garden, by bringing the rivers under management, eliminating dread diseases, ending plagues of locust, and in many other ways. We should be proud of what we have done and approach environmental protection (and enhancement) with a positive perspective.


35 posted on 06/09/2011 7:04:02 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: rellimpank; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx for the ping ellimpank !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

36 posted on 06/09/2011 7:04:25 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: driftless2

Not bad, actually.

Camel is actually one of the meats that is officially permitted to be served in an Australian Meat Pie (one of our major ‘national foods’) and is actually a fairly common choice along with rabbit.


37 posted on 06/09/2011 7:07:25 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: rellimpank

Marching onward to complete and absolute stupidity.


38 posted on 06/09/2011 7:09:09 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Education is what we had before educators. Mark Steyn)
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To: rellimpank
Eliminating politicians and environmentalists would reduce BS.
39 posted on 06/09/2011 7:11:14 AM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG; djf; JPG

Camel meat is a common component of the Australian Meat Pie - available all over the country.


40 posted on 06/09/2011 7:16:37 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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