Australians were urged to eat camels to stop them wreaking environmental havoc, just months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos. A three-year study has found that Australia's population of more than a million feral camels - the largest wild herd on earth - is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources. 

The Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, which produced the report, plans to serve camel meat at a barbecue for senior public servants in Canberra to press its point. 

Professor Murray McGregor said a good way to bring down the number of camels was to eat them. "Eat a camel today, I've done it," he told the national AAP news agency. "It's beautiful meat. It's a bit like beef. It's as lean as lean, it's an excellent health food." 

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Would you eat camel meat, if anything to help the environment?
Australians were urged to eat camels to stop them wreaking environmental havoc, just months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos. A three-year study has found that Australia's population of more than a million feral camels - the largest wild herd on earth - is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources.

The Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, which produced the report, plans to serve camel meat at a barbecue for senior public servants in Canberra to press its point.

Professor Murray McGregor said a good way to bring down the number of camels was to eat them. "Eat a camel today, I've done it," he told the national AAP news agency. "It's beautiful meat. It's a bit like beef. It's as lean as lean, it's an excellent health food."

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13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/11/08 - 8:05:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd try it, and if it was good, I'd eat more of it. I don't care about the environment; I just like food.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/11/08 - 8:14:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Even if I ate meat I wouldn't eat a camel for the above stated reason.
I would if it were purely out of curiousity, though. (If I felt like it, anyway.)
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 1:01:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've already eaten it....it's not easy to get here though
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 1:10:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 12/11/08 - 8:05:14 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
I'd try it, and if it was good, I'd eat more of it. I don't care about the environment; I just like food.


Same. Meat is food which provides taste and energy. In my mind, that's all eating food is for. Screw the enviornment if I don't like eating the food.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 4:37:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've tried it and was somewhat fatty, but tender and tasty. When an Arab invites you to his home and prepares Camel Hump it is usually reserved for a festive occasion in your honor. The equivalent of an Hawaiian Luau.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 4:49:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
that totally depends on whether i like the taste of camel meat or not
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 9:40:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. I'm vegetarian.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 9:54:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. i only eat normal meats
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 11:32:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes why not . At least im helping environment lol .
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 3:35:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd try it? xD if I didn't like it no I wouldn't eat it.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 4:11:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. I'm vegetarian. Plus I think it's bad to for the environment for peple to eat meat look at our teeth they don't look like a cat or a dog teeth that eat meat
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 5:00:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 12/12/08 - 4:11:16 PM tabby-girl wrote:
Nope. I'm vegetarian. Plus I think it's bad to for the environment for peple to eat meat look at our teeth they don't look like a cat or a dog teeth that eat meat

Your ancestors ate meat and if they hadn't you wouldn't exist today.
Just make sure when you travel to some countries you don't refuse the meat if the host offers. It can be a huge insult.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/12/08 - 5:03:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why are people happy to eat cow and pig, but squeemish about eating camel?
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/13/08 - 5:17:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Camels may be ugly. But I'd eat one.

And who gives a sh*t if it helps the environment?

It's food. It helps my stomach. That is all that matters to me.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/13/08 - 11:21:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
If people get into the habit of eating camel, they will start farming camel, and that won't help the environment.

They need to hunt the camel, feed them to the lions and other carnivours at the zoo, and not risk starting a nood meat craze.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/13/08 - 12:50:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^That's actually a good idea, feeding it to zoo animals ... you're right, if it really catches on, farming will start. And at least then they'd be contained and not ruining the native ecosystem, but it would start a whole other environmental problem.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/13/08 - 10:03:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/13/08 - 11:21:03 AM Wanderer wrote:
If people get into the habit of eating camel, they will start farming camel, and that won't help the environment.

I agree with that.
However, I'd still like to try it once.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/17/08 - 5:42:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it tasted good, I'd eat it even if it was the most harmful thing to the environment imaginable. Screw the environment.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 2/9/10 - 10:53:50 PM EST (GMT-5)



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