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Eat camels to protect environment, Aussies told December 9, 2008

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Eat camels to protect environment, Aussies told

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From Yahoo News, December 9, 2008

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australians were urged Tuesday to eat camels to stop them wreaking environmental havoc, just months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos.

A three-year study has found that Australia’s population of more than a million feral camels — the largest wild herd on earth — is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources.

The Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, which produced the report, plans to serve camel meat at a barbecue for senior public servants in Canberra on Wednesday to press its point.

Report co-author Professor Murray McGregor said a good way to bring down the number of camels was to eat them.

“Eat a camel today, I’ve done it,” he told the national AAP news agency.

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