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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

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To: rellimpank

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.


51 posted on 06/09/2011 7:47:20 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("You're a different kind of special..........")
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To: Night Hides Not

I was referring to the carbon credit angle. It’s good for the earth.


52 posted on 06/09/2011 7:47:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: DUMBGRUNT

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.


53 posted on 06/09/2011 7:52:14 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: rellimpank

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?


54 posted on 06/09/2011 7:53:03 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (I hate posting with ipad:( too many typos!)
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To: Redmen4ever

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.


55 posted on 06/09/2011 7:56:18 AM PDT by tiki
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To: rellimpank

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.


56 posted on 06/09/2011 8:00:11 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“Cash for humpers.”

Post of the day!


57 posted on 06/09/2011 8:10:26 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: tiki

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.


58 posted on 06/09/2011 8:29:39 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Red Badger
Badger, I am not getting this. Camel meat is delicious, low fat, and better for you than beef. It's tender, a little sweet, and easily digestible. There already is a huge export market for in in Saudi Arabia, Africa, and elsewhere.

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!

59 posted on 06/09/2011 8:44:03 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (We live in America's "Awkward" Era. Too late to fix the country. Bit too early to start shooting.)
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To: rellimpank

hilarious—let’s go shooting

MMMMmmm Camel steaks, taste like manatee’s


60 posted on 06/09/2011 8:51:16 AM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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..........................


61 posted on 06/09/2011 8:59:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

“Cash for humpers.”

Priceless!


62 posted on 06/09/2011 9:02:36 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Red Badger


63 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s kosher and halal, so mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!............


64 posted on 06/09/2011 9:10:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Cash for humpers.


65 posted on 06/09/2011 9:11:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: bikerman
...taste like manatee’s

More like a cross between Whooping Crane and California Condor.

66 posted on 06/09/2011 9:18:37 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (We live in America's "Awkward" Era. Too late to fix the country. Bit too early to start shooting.)
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To: naturalman1975
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.

And both of those are invader species, which have become pests over the years. Good solution to a problem...

the infowarrior

67 posted on 06/09/2011 10:14:26 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Rebelbase

No problem, FRiend.


68 posted on 06/09/2011 10:18:35 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Dogbert41
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?

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.

69 posted on 06/09/2011 4:39:01 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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.


70 posted on 06/09/2011 4:46:28 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: rellimpank

tell me there is really ....not people that are that Stupid in this world. Please?


71 posted on 06/12/2011 9:50:29 PM PDT by bobaloobob
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