Skip to comments.Australian camels could be shot to curb methane
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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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.
Will they be exporting Australian camel toes?
Is just a matter of time before that becomes gov’t policy as well...
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.
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...
I learn something new on FR every day.
Of course. And the ruling-class intellectuals/university “scientists” know this. They just are laughing at people who don’t get the joke.
Camels are grazing animals, makes sense that they might make some good cuts.
Not sure how vulnerable they are to various parasites, though.
Which leads us to this question: how good eating (roast, fried, baked, whatever) is camel?
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.
I know kangaroo meat is good eating.
No idea about Australian camels though.
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.
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.
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.
Marching onward to complete and absolute stupidity.
Camel meat is a common component of the Australian Meat Pie - available all over the country.