Thousands Of Thirsty Camels To Be Killed As Water Drought Strikes South Australia

Drastic decision was pulled in South Australian region when a memo by the authorities understands that the camels in the region must be “shot to dead” as they’re putting pressure on the communities by consuming too much of an already water droughted region.


According to the memo posted by the APY authorities, more than 10,000 camels are at risk of being shot and killed, after complaints that the thirsty animals are endangering locals as they desperately search for water. The cull, which is due to begin on Wednesday and is expected to last for five days, will see thousands of these creatures killed in cold blood.

Like most of the country, South Australia has been sweltering under extremely high temperatures for weeks.
Though not as badly hit as neighboring New South Wales, the state has suffered from the bushfires tearing through the country, blanketing cities in smoke and decimating native wildlife populations.
The APY region is in an extremely remote area of South Australia and is sparsely populated. Only about 2,300 people live in the region, which is roughly the size of the US state of Kentucky.
There are believed to be more than 1 million camels in Australia and the country’s camel population is growing rapidly.
Camels are far from the only species suffering in heat waves and wildfires. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of animals have been killed by the blazes.
Forest blazes this season have been catastrophic for the environmental conditions of Australia, with the animals on front lines. More than a million animals have been killed in this ongoing fire with reports of the conditioning worsening in the time to come.

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