Australia announced on Tuesday that it is starting with a five-day program to drastically reduce the number of Camels In the south of the country, which is plagued by drought and heat; many thousands of animals are walking around desperately looking for water.
About 10,000 camels are at risk of being shot and killed About 10,000 camels are at risk of being shot and killed in the south region of Australia.
The shooters will begin the cull on Wednesday following an order from Aboriginal leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.
Locals have complained that the animals have been entering communities and wreaking havoc as they look for any available water source, including taps and tanks.
The animals are also being culled over concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, as they emit methane equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide per year, the news agenciesreported.
A spokesperson for the South Australia Department of Environment and Water said the increasing number of camels had caused several problems in the region.