What's the matter with killing 5000 camels in Australia? Why shoot camels? There is a serious drought in the southeast of Australia. A large number of wild camels are searching for water sources in suburban towns, but they threaten the aboriginal settlements. Local officials said on the 14th that the authorities have completed the five-day killing operation, killing more than 5000 camels by helicopter carrying gunmen.
South Australian Aboriginal Anan ancient Aboriginal leaders said the number of these foreign camels is huge because of the drought and high temperature breaking into rural communities, competing with residents for food and water, destroying local infrastructure, and bringing danger to road drivers.
The cull took place in South Australia, home to 2300 indigenous people. Jin en, the chief executive, said the five-day cull was over. He thanked animal rights activists for their concern, but stressed that there were many wrong messages from the outside world.
Earlier, it was reported that the Australian government's practice was strongly opposed by animal protectors, and some netizens accused it of immorality. Some netizens said that "taking the time to kill camels will only make the situation worse"; some netizens directly denounced "disgusting"; many people also held grievances for camels, "they just want to find water to drink to survive.".
"As the administrator of this land, we have to deal with harmful foreign animals to protect the precious water source of our community, and put the survival of our children and old people and local animals and plants first," he said
The environmental department, which supports helicopters to shoot camels, pointed out that some camels died of thirst or were trampled to death by the same kind when they were fighting for water, and the drought also led to "serious animal welfare problems". "In some cases, animal carcasses contaminate important water sources and cultural sites," a spokesman said
At present, Australia is still burning. As of January 14, the fire had been burning for four months, raging over 120000 square kilometers of land. In NASA's satellite photos, almost a third of the entire Australian continent is covered with thick smoke.
Under heavy smoke, more than 2500 houses collapsed and 27 people were killed, including three firefighters. According to a report released by the University of Sydney, 1 billion animals across Australia have been affected by the fire. Some of the smoke from the fire drifted to neighboring New Zealand, and some reached the sky over South America 11000 kilometers away. Australia's famous Victoria Alps snow capped some yellow.
Somalia: too many for us
Earlier media reports, Somalis have said on social media that they hope Australia will stop killing camels and send them back to the horn of Africa.
It is reported that in Somalia, people measure a person's wealth and status by the number of camels they own, rather than the cash they actually hold.
Somalis believe that the camels in Australia were sent to Australia from Somalia when Somalia was colonized by Britain in the 19th century, so they hope that the Australian government will stop killing the camels and return them to Somalia.
Mustafi Kali Dick, President of the Somaliland camel herder Association, said the camels were "very precious" to Somalis, second only to humans. He said Australia should send camels to their "original" places in case they die.
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