SYDNEY - Australia is awarding carbon credits for killing camels as a way to tackle climate change.
Canberra’s “Carbon Farming Initiative” encourages Australians to slaughter as many camels as possible – to help combat Climate Change.
The Australian government is backing the initiative.
At first, the Australians were just going to kill feral camels, but they determined that ALL camels were polluting the environment and raising the global temperature so, “they all have to go,” said Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
“The earth is more important than camels,” said Gillard.
Adelaide-based Northwest Carbon, a commercial company, has gotten the “camel-killing” ball rolling. They are culling some 1.2 million wild camels that roam the Outback, this weekend.
“We hope to kill over 3 million by the end of the year,” said Johnson Wiggins of Adelaide.
They plan to shoot the camels from helicopters or capture them and send them to an abattoir for either human or pet consumption.
“Camel meat is delicious”, said Prime Minister Gillard.
“Eat a camel, Save the Planet,” is the slogan being used by the Australian government.
“We’re a nation of innovators and we find innovative solutions to our challenges — this is just a classic example,” said Gillard.
The government is seeking to “provide new economic opportunities for farmers, forest growers and landholders” if they come up with ways to cut emissions, according to the document.
Heavily reliant on coal-fired power and mining exports, Australia is one of the world’s worst per capita polluters and the government is looking at ways to clean up its act.
Go to Australia – and kill a camel!