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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Aussies to eat camels to protect environment

Australians were urged Tuesday Dec 9,2008 to eat camels to stop them wreaking environmental havoc, just months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos. Claims has been made on camel meat that it is a bit like beef and lean which make it an excellent health food. Similar claims are made for kangaroo meat

Millions of farm animals such as cows and sheep produce massive amounts of harmful greenhouse gases, said Professor Ross Garnaut, but kangaroos emit negligible amounts of methane.

Australia has more than a million feral camels -- the largest wild herd on earth -- is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources. Camels were introduced into Australia as pack animals for the vast outback in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, but were released into the wild as rail and road travel became more widespread. With few natural predators and vast sparsely populated areas in which to roam, the populations have soared.

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