Skip to comments.Australian camels could be shot to curb methane
Posted on 06/09/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT by rellimpank
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What a backasswards world we live in. Camels shot in Australia to reduce CO2 and lizards (which nobody ever sees) are saved in Texas to prevent drilling for oil.
I was referring to the carbon credit angle. It’s good for the earth.
True that the mechanism would change. But non-biotic “fossil fuels” still cause a net increase in “greenhouse gases.”
What the long term effect of such an increase will be is debatable, but that the increase is occurring is not.
Can you guys even buy a rifle or ammo there any more, in numbers that would even dent the ferrel heards? What about your pigs?
In most natural ecosystems nature takes care of its own. As an example, when the mice and rats over-populate because of excess rain and the resulting vegetation the hawks and owls seem to come out of nowhere to take care of the problem. When the vegetation dries out and the birds miss a few meals, most of them die.
When species that don’t belong are introduced and they have few natural predators they can wreak havoc on an ecosystem. I would kill them all out except for maybe a few in a preserve paid for with private money. They don’t belong there, they couldn’t have gotten there on their own and only human intervention put them there.
So far when humans decide to aid Mother Nature by introducing plant and animal species to unnatural habitats with no controls, it has mostly turned out badly.
Who cares? These hump-backs are not native as others have said. Drop ‘em all. This really is not a big deal with people I have met in Queensland. I went “Roo” hunting with them one evening and shot 8 roo’s. They just cut them up and feed them to their dogs. Camels will go a long way compared to roo meat.
“Cash for humpers.”
Post of the day!
I agree with you that man accelerates the introduction of life forms into isolated habitats, thus putting at risk the species in those places whose cousins elsewhere had already been driven to extinction.
The following is, I think, the critical issue with regard to the environment: Some people argue that we should restore the natural cycle of plague such as yellow fever, and locust swarms. and periodically allow our rivers to the dry out, and allow the buffalo to eat the grass down to the nub. They put nature first. I put man’s enjoyment of nature first. Thus, my point is that we can manage the planet so as to preserve and even enhance bio-versisity.
Camel Meat, Milk, Hides,and Hair are valuable products. Why the rush to wanton slaughter? The decomposing beasts will release a hell of a lot more noxious gases than the live ones do.
Why not just geld a few million of'em, and harvest all the young for a while. (Can be done chemically with hypodermic darts almost as easily as shooting the buggers.) And what about their feral goats? Their feral cats? The Rabbits? Stand-by for another Left Wing Ozzie wank!
hilarious—let’s go shooting
MMMMmmm Camel steaks, taste like manatee’s
I read the story at another source and it said they plan to use the dead camels for ‘human and pet consumption”, so I suppose they will not waste these animals for nothing. It seems to me that they could capture them and export them to places like the middle east that can use them..........................
“Cash for humpers.”
It’s kosher and halal, so mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!............
More like a cross between Whooping Crane and California Condor.
And both of those are invader species, which have become pests over the years. Good solution to a problem...
No problem, FRiend.
Yes. Contrary to popular belief in the US, law abiding Australians can legally own a wide variety of firearms. A lot of nonsense was published in the US in the late 1990s about supposed 'gun bans' and 'confiscations' in Australia. Gun laws were 'reformed' at that time, and more restrictions were introduced than had existed before, but provided you don't have a criminal record, it's easy to get a licence for basic firearms, and quite possible to obtain licences for more powerful firearms if you are willing to navigate the red tape. One of the easiest ways to do this is to 'show a reason' for owning such a weapon - such as pig shooting or camel culling.
Understand these camels are in very isolated areas. Quite literally, you could be nearly a thousand miles from any town with more than a thousand people in the middle of a dry, hot desert.
Unless you can shoot the camel, and get it into refrigerated storage within a short period of time, you’re not going to get a carcass that is much use for food purposes. And even if you do manage that, the transport costs involved in getting it to a place where it can be processed, and then the further transport costs, in getting it to the places where there are people to eat it. . . basically a large scale camel meat industry in Australia simply doesn’t make economic sense.
Those camels that are in more accessible areas are used commercially - but huge numbers - at least a million - are simply too far away to make that practical.
tell me there is really ....not people that are that Stupid in this world. Please?