Australia’s ‘Kill A Camel’ To Cut Pollution Concept

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How can we curb the emission of greenhouse gases? Get rid of a bunch of camels, apparently. Via Physorg:

Australia is considering awarding carbon credits for killing feral camels as a way to tackle climate change.

The suggestion is included in Canberra’s “Carbon Farming Initiative”, a consultation paper by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, seen Thursday.

Adelaide-based Northwest Carbon, a commercial company, proposed culling some 1.2 million wild camels that roam the Outback, the legacy of herds introduced to help early settlers in the 19th century.

Considered a pest due to the damage they do to vegetation, a camel produces, on average, a methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide a year, making them collectively one of Australia’s major emitters of greenhouse gases.

In its plan, Northwest said it would shoot them from helicopters or muster them and send them to an abattoir for either human or pet consumption.

[Continues at Physorg]

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  • GoodDoktorBad

    Kill all the animals to save the planet? 

    • jackedu317

       especially the ones who think they used to be apes…

      • Guest

        only idiots who don’t actually understand evolution think we came from apes.

        • ROK

          Hello Mr Literal.

        • jackedu317

          your kind of a jerk, aren’t you?

          • Guest

            nah, jerks comment about things they know nothing about.

      • Marc

        The theory is that we share a common ancestor with them; no one is saying we evolved from apes.

        • Argosyjones

          right just creatures that any present day human would call an ape.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580380351 Potter Dee

      camels are not native to Australia, and like pretty much every imported animal there, they are causing all sorts of environmental damage.  

  • Anonymous

    Kill all the animals to save the planet? 

  • Anonymous

    Kill all the animals to save the planet? 

  • older&wiser

     these pests turn vegetation into soil fertilizer

  • older&wiser

     these pests turn vegetation into soil fertilizer

  • Adaugeo

    Let’s get rid of chili eating humans too.

  • Adaugeo

    Let’s get rid of chili eating humans too.

  • Delusional

    Lets stop beating around the bush and get rid of humans.

  • Delusional

    Lets stop beating around the bush and get rid of humans.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    An alternative to the Carbon Tax?

  • jackedu317

     especially the ones who think they used to be apes…

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    An alternative to the Carbon Tax?

  • jackedu317

    next step… killing babies… oh wait, we already do that…

  • jackedu317

    next step… killing babies… oh wait, we already do that…

  • Guest
  • Guest

    only idiots who don’t actually understand evolution think we came from apes.

  • ROK

    Hello Mr Literal.

  • Grooveboss

    kill the cars ride the camels. way more style anyway

  • Grooveboss

    kill the cars ride the camels. way more style anyway

    • justagirl

      forget the camels.  we can lasso the giant spiders and crocks. 

  • David Kelly

    I’m just going to say it: There are too many people on the planet. There – full stop. That’s the problem. May be too many camels in the outback too but definitely too many people on the planet. No one seems to want to do anything about that though?

  • DrDavidKelly

    I’m just going to say it: There are too many people on the planet. There – full stop. That’s the problem. May be too many camels in the outback too but definitely too many people on the planet. No one seems to want to do anything about that though?

    • Argosyjones

      I’m sure there is a bridge or tall building/ car park near to your place of residence.

      Thanks for doing your part, Dave.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    “In its plan, Northwest said it would shoot them from helicopters….”  Am I crazy for thinking they’ll probably end up causing far more pollution trying to kill Camels than if they just let them be?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    “In its plan, Northwest said it would shoot them from helicopters….”  Am I crazy for thinking they’ll probably end up causing far more pollution trying to kill Camels than if they just let them be?

  • jackedu317

    next time, try using your own words… 

  • jackedu317

    next time, try using your own words… 

  • jackedu317

    next time, try using your own words… 

  • jackedu317

    your kind of a jerk, aren’t you?

  • Justin Mitchell

    We shouldn’t just stop at Camels.  There are just so many other creatures we could kill as well, and think how fun it will be for all of the great white hunters to go out on mass genocide hunting trips.  It’s every hunters dream!

    It’s amazing how humans think they are the most intelligent race on earth, yet they are the only race to succeed in destroying their own home en masse.  Every other species knows not to shit where they eat, except humans.  If the species on our planet were rated for intelligence by a third party alien race, I think humans would be at the bottom by a long margin…

  • http://shalilayo.net/ Justin Mitchell

    We shouldn’t just stop at Camels.  There are just so many other creatures we could kill as well, and think how fun it will be for all of the great white hunters to go out on mass genocide hunting trips.  It’s every hunters dream!

    It’s amazing how humans think they are the most intelligent race on earth, yet they are the only race to succeed in destroying their own home en masse.  Every other species knows not to shit where they eat, except humans.  If the species on our planet were rated for intelligence by a third party alien race, I think humans would be at the bottom by a long margin…

  • Guest

    nah, jerks comment about things they know nothing about.

  • Guest

    right, because it somehow makes it less of a valid point because someone else said it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580380351 Potter Dee

    camels are not native to Australia, and like pretty much every imported animal there, they are causing all sorts of environmental damage.  

  • Marc

    The theory is that we share a common ancestor with them; no one is saying we evolved from apes.

  • justagirl

    forget the camels.  we can lasso the giant spiders and crocks. 

  • Anonymous

    My respect for our Aussie cousins Down Under remains unbounded, but I am a little disappointed by the failure of their usually quite keen entrepreneurial instincts:  slap a methane capture tank on the back o’ them asses and sell it to the U.S. at a premium.  You can even label it 100% organic.  What tofu smoker could resist that?  It’d be even better than the All Natural Cherokee Hair Tampon fad that was so big years ago.

  • Social_Parasite

    My respect for our Aussie cousins Down Under remains unbounded, but I am a little disappointed by the failure of their usually quite keen entrepreneurial instincts:  slap a methane capture tank on the back o’ them asses and sell it to the U.S. at a premium.  You can even label it 100% organic.  What tofu smoker could resist that?  It’d be even better than the All Natural Cherokee Hair Tampon fad that was so big years ago.

    • Heynow

      Wrong country mate!

      No one here in the US ever heard of , “Natural Cherokee Hair Tampons”.

       Perhaps that’s your problem mate, perhaps you’ve been smoking to many of them tampons, thinking they were something else?

  • Heynow

    I’ve a better Idea, why not rid ourselves of the “climate change” fanatics?

  • Heynow

    I’ve a better Idea, why not rid ourselves of the “climate change” fanatics?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Yes, because the climate isn’t going apeshit or anything, it’s not like we haven’t just had the worst tornado season in recorded history, or extreme and rampant flooding in Pakistan and north eastern Australia and South Africa, as well as extreme drought in the American southwest and numerous parts of Europe, Arizona’s largest known wildfires all occurring in the last 9 years, a heat wave in Russia that killed 15,000 as well as massive wildfires there, along with more this year. Tornadoes reported in Norway and Canada, no there is nothing wrong, nothing at all…

  • Heynow

    Wrong country mate!

    No one here in the US ever heard of , “Natural Cherokee Hair Tampons”.

     Perhaps that’s your problem mate, perhaps you’ve been smoking to many of them tampons, thinking they were something else?

  • Argosyjones

    right just creatures that any present day human would call an ape.

  • Argosyjones

    I’m sure there is a bridge or tall building/ car park near to your place of residence.

    Thanks for doing your part, Dave.

  • Anarchy Wolf

    How about “Kill an industrial capitalist” instead?

  • Anarchy Wolf

    How about “Kill an industrial capitalist” instead?

  • Anarchy Pony

    How about “Kill an industrial capitalist” instead?

  • Old Soul

    Yes, because the climate isn’t going apeshit or anything, it’s not like we haven’t just had the worst tornado season in recorded history, or extreme and rampant flooding in Pakistan and north eastern Australia and South Africa, as well as extreme drought in the American southwest and numerous parts of Europe, Arizona’s largest known wildfires all occurring in the last 9 years, a heat wave in Russia that killed 15,000 as well as massive wildfires there, along with more this year. Tornadoes reported in Norway and Canada, no there is nothing wrong, nothing at all…

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