Australians urged to eat camels not cull them
Australians are being urged to eat camel meat to help tackle their population explosion.
By Bonnie Malkin in Alice Springs
Published: 7:52PM BST 04 Aug 2009
Travelling in large, aggressive packs, they prevent Aboriginal women from venturing into the countryside, for fear of being attacked or trampled Photo: REUTERS
At the Centralian Gold abattoir outside Alice Springs, business is brisk. Scores of animals are brought in each week to be slaughtered, deboned and packaged into sausages, steaks and mince.
But the largest slabs of meat on the racks are not beef, lamb or even kangaroo, but camel. Garry Dann, who owns the business, describes camel meat as "beautiful, healthy and organic" and says demand for the product is growing every month..................