The Shooter

Category: People

 

Photo and caption by Peter Carroll

An estimated One Million Feral Camels are roaming the Central Australian Deserts. Introduced by Afghan Traders in the second half of the 19th Century, they thrived and now cause damage to the environment and precious water sources. The Government have introduced a program of Culling by professional shooters. The carcasses are left to rot, Many are calling for a less wasteful way of management. As Camel meat is slowly finding a market argument is, it makes economic and animal welfare sense to farm them as many are found on already existing Beef Stations.

Location: Remote Central Australia. Nearest town, Alice Springs

 

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