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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at host.madison.com ...


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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--hilarious--let's go shooting---
1 posted on 06/09/2011 6:16:27 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: xcamel; steelyourfaith

—ping—


2 posted on 06/09/2011 6:17:30 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Wonder what PETA will think of this?


3 posted on 06/09/2011 6:20:09 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: rellimpank
There are a lot of good reasons to eradicate an invasive species, but a financial scam is not one of them.
4 posted on 06/09/2011 6:20:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: rellimpank

Are they insane down under?...........................


5 posted on 06/09/2011 6:20:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: rellimpank

I didn’t even know there were camels in Australia.


6 posted on 06/09/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rellimpank

Using this rationale killing off the Buffalo herds 100+ years ago was a good thing despite it decimating the tribes.


7 posted on 06/09/2011 6:21:46 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: rellimpank

Cash for humpers.


8 posted on 06/09/2011 6:21:55 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good. Don't post and drive!)
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To: rellimpank
non indigenous species wreak havoc for the indigenous...

....look at how wild horses have destroyed the range for indigenous species like Bighorn Sheep...

I say regulate the species like any other...if they overpopulate, issue more hunting tags...

as far as methane? that is a non issue..

9 posted on 06/09/2011 6:23:41 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rellimpank

Ya know, people emit CO2 and methane, too. Hmmm...


10 posted on 06/09/2011 6:23:50 AM PDT by Hartlyboy
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To: rellimpank
This should be good.

PETA vs Warmers

11 posted on 06/09/2011 6:24:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rellimpank

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.


12 posted on 06/09/2011 6:25:30 AM PDT by farmguy
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Save the Oz camels, save the Oz camels!!

This glo-bull warming insanity is comepletely out of hand at this point. Go ahead and kill a few camels Ozzies. We have millions of head of cattle in this country to more than make up for them.

And what about all the illegals in this country, I am sure all those taco’s and burritos make them rather flatulent.....hey, maybe I could be on to something here.....!


13 posted on 06/09/2011 6:25:35 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On!.................Saracuda 2012)
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To: rellimpank
Complete nonsense!
Decaying vegetable matter also releases methane.
Whatever these dead camels did NOT eat will release methane anyway, whether it's rotting or eaten by something else.
And it does not matter, methane occurs naturally, produced by both wild and domesticated sources.

14 posted on 06/09/2011 6:29:43 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rellimpank

Well, it’s much better than shooting automobile drivers to curb CO2 emissions, as some envirowacks would like to do.


15 posted on 06/09/2011 6:29:49 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Hartlyboy
Ya know, people emit CO2 and methane, too. Hmmm...

And with the planet being "Full" according to New York Times Thomas Freidman.

Beware Soylent Green!

16 posted on 06/09/2011 6:34:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rellimpank

I didn’t even know there were camels in Australia.


17 posted on 06/09/2011 6:35:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hartlyboy

“People emit CO2 and methane, too”

My husband says my chili recipe could destroy the ozone. (well, he could do that on his own!)


18 posted on 06/09/2011 6:36:50 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: rellimpank

Heard the definition of a camel one time. It’s a horse built by a committee.


19 posted on 06/09/2011 6:38:52 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Hartlyboy
Environmental Police could wear Infrared glasses so they can see who farts and then fine them.
20 posted on 06/09/2011 6:39:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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