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Wild camels need care. As there are NO independant animal welfare inspectors in the Northern territory, this muster and transport will have taken place without any specialist regulatory supervision and by people who are aruably untrained in low stress handling and lack education in animal welfare requirements.

3500kms equates to at least 4 days travel..how many stops for the camels? NONE we bet. A transporter cannot simply unload wild camels in a remote area so they can have a rest and Australian trucks dont carry a water/feed supply system on board.

These poor creatures will have been denied water and starved for the full duration of the journey.

Good ole Aussie...with the 'couldn't care less cos they're gonna die anyway' attitude.
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Wild camels trucked 3500kms to slaughter. How can that be good welfare?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 12:50:24 AM »
Indigenous rangers muster and sell camels

By Caddie Brain

Friday, 20/04/2012

The Central Land Council is trucking 60 camels to an abattoir at Caboolture in Queensland following a helicopter muster on the Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust, 450 kilometres west of Alice Springs.

It's the first time the CLC's Indigenous ranger groups have mustered and sold camels on their own land in the Northern Territory.

Jude Pritchard says the muster will give the rangers the skills to remove camels in areas where aerial culling isn't permitted.

"People don't get the scale of damage that's going on," she said.

"People have seen the numbers growing and said yes, we want you to start working with us to manage these numbers and not just have someone come in delivering a service but actually being a part of that.

"And this is just the very first one."

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201204/s3482056.htm
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