Because destructive, invasive species don't belong there. In the U.S. we have carp, cats, hogs, zebra mussels, green crabs, etc. The list goes on and on. These species can out compete native species and destroy habitats. Look at the "wild" horses in the west. They have over grazed the areas where bighorn sheep, mule deer, and elk lived and spread diseases to them. Then look at the destruction of crops by starlings and pigeons (which also spread some human diseases). The animals of Australia have evolved to survive huge fires, but they can't repopulate an area if all of the available vegetation is being eaton by camels.I'll bite why shouldn't they?
Let ethically hunters in. Let us contribute to the economy by undertaking this work on behalf of traditional ownersThe most recent numbers i saw, as reported by the ABC, puts the "herd" at 1.5m Camels Australia wide.
Current Government sponsored control work is not even accounting for the natural increase in numbers.
I wonder if they will still go through with it? Given the wild fires and the massive amount of animal life lost they could well need all the specimens they can get for repopulating barren areas. An invasive species is better then no game at all.
They dont think like that here at all.
They destroy fences among other things. Australia did not have any hard hooves animals so from and environmental perspective they all do damage. I’m not a greenie but a shooter who is happy to cull animals and the challenge is doing it well. Ethically and being good at it.I'll bite why shouldn't they?
Pie in the sky.Let ethically hunters in. Let us contribute to the economy by undertaking this work on behalf of traditional owners
Pie in the sky.
Getting recreational hunters in to that remote, physically challenging environment in to deal with a problem of this scale, across the size of area and type of landscape where they are located, would be akin to pissing on a bushfire trying to put it out.
The most recent Government cull resulted in 100,000 animals removed in three weeks of flying.
How long do you think it would take "ethical hunters" to have the same impact ?
Too long, but what about integrated pest management? Something they tech in pest management circles.
At least try, people are willing to pay. People are willing to try.
I know you have hundreds of tons of experience in culling both large and small pest animals but some of what I have seen doesn’t work either.
I understand your comment but part of my post was trying to explain or geography and where these pests roam isn’t where we were fighting fires the last season that was unprecedented or unrecorded but has come to the attention of international members