Why Australia Kills Wild Camels

Why Australia Kills Wild Camels

All the amazing camels that we’ve ever had, and now have, would be lying dead on the desert floor if we did not have them with us. This, we know for a fact.

Given our wild camel ‘situation’ in Australia we refuse to ‘breed camels’ because that just seems unfair…

Tara Lea Cameleer Australian CamlesRussell Osborne Cameleer

Australia has the largest wild camel population in the world due to early importations to help Australia ‘open up’ it’s remote outback regions. But, what happened between the times where the camels were useful to the Australian government and now, classed as a pest and culled by the thousands?

In this episode we dive into the history of camels in Australia and how they came to being a ‘pest’ and therefore killed (culled) by the thousands – which seems absurd given that foreign countries are desperate to import our, healthy and disease free, Australian camels. We discuss why this ISN’T happening.

We also get a bit political on this matter (how can you not?!) and discuss possible solutions, beyond mass culling, for Australia’s wild camels.

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Russell Osborne & Tara Lea Australian Camels

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