You might have heard that Australia is going through a lot these days. A lot of destruction is going on there due to the bushfires due to which many animals are also dying. Not only this, but it is also running out of the water and now everyone is trying to save it. And what’s funnier is the solution that authorities have come up with to save more water in such a drought-ravaged region and that is by killing or shooting the thousands of feral camels in South Australia, so that they should not drink the water in this region.
According to the source, 10,000 camels will be slaughtered by professional shooters in helicopters after an order from Aboriginal leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands (AYP).
The locals from nearby communities are also complaining that how these feral creatures have been invading properties in a bid to find water.
Authorities have also concerned that the animals are contributing to global warming as they emit methane equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide in a year.
The Australian quoted APY executive board member, Marita Baker, as, “We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because the camels are coming in and knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through air conditioners,” Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands executive board member Marita Baker told The Australian.
Meanwhile, the National Feral Camel Management Plan is saying that the feral camel population will get doubled every nine years if there would be no pest control.
The Chief Executive of carbon farming specialists RegenCo has said that ” one million feral camels emitting the effect of a tonne of CO2 per year was the equivalent of an additional 400,000 cars on the road.
So, 24 people have died and more than 1600 homes have been lost due to the horrific bushfires with nearly six million hectares burnt.
What do you think? Is this the best solution or the correct way? Killing animals to save others is not an ideal solution I guess.