Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Australia's War On Camels

"We're a nation of innovators and we find innovative solutions to our challenges. This is just a classic example."
—Tim Moore, managing director of Australia's Northwest Carbon, touts a plan "to kill all the wild camels that roam the outback as part of its contribution to fighting global warming. The 1.2 million camels, considered pests by farmers and conservationists, each produce a methane equivalent of one ton of carbon dioxide a year."

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deepomega (#1,720)

"Innovators" is an easier sell than "dromedary slaughterers."

dado (#102)

Talk to me when you have a plan for the feral pigs.

BadUncle (#153)

I'm in it for the camel hair coats.

keisertroll (#1,117)

They finally realized killing camels was easier than killing rabbits.

@keisertroll : Ironically, the camels were imported in 1882 as a solution for the rabbit problem.

laurel (#4,035)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose The rabbits were supposed to eat the cane toads.

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