Australia should relocate camels to other countries, not kill them
Such a massive slaughter and not a word in the mainline press of the Western world (Selective slaughter: Aussie camel cull is a wake-up call; KT, Jan 15). Shocking, it is. This is a catastrophe in progress and the world seems to be ignoring it. If the same had happened in some other part of the world, the entire Western media would have been on its feet with a backlash. The camels could have been transported elsewhere, if not needed in Australia.
Australia is being punished for tinkering with their environment, much like the rest of us in other parts of the world. The continent nation is ravaging the country. It's bound to happen when our actions are guided by our greed, and we indulge in mindless destruction for our own gains. Mother Nature is going to strike back like this time and again. The world over we are experiencing flash floods, untimely rains, droughts, floods (most recently in Venice and Japan), typhoons like the one hitting the American coast and countries such as Haiti, Jamaica, intense summers across Europe, sinking islands, melting glaciers, and now this. What more can we ask for?
The Apocalypse that we read in fiction is just seems shockingly real. Will we ever learn? Will we even try to save the environment, the natural resources - flora and fauna? Taking corrective measures now is more important if we are to keep our planet safe enough to live here. We should pass on a world worth-living for posterity. Our children, let them also enjoy the same joys of nature that we enjoyed as kids. Decision-makers realise and understand the urgency of the issue at hand.
-Sanjay, KT website
. There are other ways than killing these animals. Why not move them to other countries where they can be used as a mode of transport (if needed) or domesticated. Killing them might reduce the numbers now, but they will again multiply and numbers will again increase. And again, the Australian government might think of killing them. Isn't it wise then to choose look for other options than putting the innocent, innocuous animals to sleep.
- Vipin Shettigar, Kt website
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