Amidst raging bushfires that have already killed close to 1 billion animals, the Australian government has given a go ahead for the culling of around 10,000 camels.
More than 10,000 camels will be shot by professional firearm experts from helicopters to prevent them from consuming too much water.
The order was given after locals complained that the animals have been entering communities and wrecking havoc in search of water.
We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because the camels are coming in and knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through air-conditioners.
Another reason to cull camels is that these animals emit methane equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide per year.
If the culling doesn’t take place the camel population would double every eight to ten years.