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100,000 camels slaughtered...and were they slaughtered humanely?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 01:16:27 PM »
Dry weather helps camel cull

By Caddie Brain  Friday, 14/09/2012
New data indicates that more than 100,000 feral camels have now been culled in under the Australian Feral Camel Management Project.

Federal Government contractor Ninti One Limited says the congregation of camels due to the drier weather has enabled it to aerial cull in larger numbers.

But with current funding ending in December 2013, managing director Jan Ferguson says $4 to $5 million a year will be needed to keep the camel population under control.

"This project was always about 18 environmental assets, so it was a contained subset of the 3.3 million square kilometres," she said.

"What we're doing beyond this is suggesting that you actually move out in a radius covering bigger distances, working across a broader landscape, otherwise those animals are just going to come back in."