Target: Jan Ferguson, Managing Director of the organization responsible for the Australian Feral Camel Management Project
Goal: To stop the aerial shooting of feral camels.
The Australian government has supported the killing of close to 50,000 feral camels that currently inhabit the country. The reason for this is that these feral camels are causing a significant amount of damage to the natural environment. Supporters of this plan fear that their numbers will only grow if left untreated. Unfortunately, inhumane methods are being used to dispatch the animals. Aerial shooting from helicopters is the main practice used to kill the camels.
The problem with this method is that the animals shot in these aerial hunts are seldom killed in a quick and painless manner. Often they are merely injured and left to die a long, painful death. Younger and weaker camels that depend on other members of their species may succumb to dehydration or starvation, slowly prolonging their deaths.
8,000 camels have already been killed in this cruel manner. Now is the time to take a stand and demand a better solution for this problem. PETA suggests that the camels could be controlled better through the use of exclusion techniques and deterrents. If the killing is absolutely necessary, a more humane method could be implemented in order to prevent needless suffering. Sign this petition today to urge the Australian government to cease their aerial shootings.
Dear Jan Ferguson,
I urge you to stop using aerial shooting of feral camels. These poor animals are often forced to endure long and agonizing deaths as a result of an injury or maiming. Unfortunately, the shooting does not always execute these animals in a painless manner.
A better, more efficient and humane method is needed in the dispatch of these camels. It seems unfortunate to kill so many of them. If possible, they should be controlled better through deterrents or techniques that could exclude them from certain environments to prevent destruction. If the killing is absolutely necessary, please reconsider the techniques currently being used to torture these animals to death.
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