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Australia to cull thousands of camels

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 10, 2020 18:30

Australia to cull thousands of camels

Thousands of camels in South Australia will be shot dead from helicopters as a result of extreme heat and drought. A five-day cull started on Wednesday, as Aboriginal communities in the region have reported large groups of camels damaging towns and buildings.

Some feral horses will also be killed. The marksmen who will shoot the animals come from Australia’s department for environment and water.

Hot and dry conditions have led to huge bush fires across Australia in the last few months, but the country’s drought has lasted for years. The camel cull is not directly linked to the fires crisis.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 10, 2020 18:30