June 12, 2011

Bureaucratic details of the wild camel slaughter proposal

Filed under: Australia, Bureaucracy, Environment, Government — Tags: , , — Nicholas @ 11:09

Remember the deliberate destruction of the massive bison herds that used to roam the central plains of North America? Australia’s environmentalists are looking to do an Outback version of their own. Viv Forbes looks at the details included in that Australian government “climate change” proposal:

Think this is all a hoax? Then check this out:


Yep, our bureaucrats have put together a 62 page proposal to issue carbon credits for killing feral camels. They note that there is not much use in killing an old camel so the cullers will be required to declare the age of each camel killed, so that that the Government auditors can determine how much pollution will be saved. To help this complex calculation the government is researching the average life expectancy for feral camels.

The document is full of endless dribble, including how the cullers discount the credits they will get by the amount of pollution that is created by the culling.

Here is a sample:

“There are two options for measuring fuel consumption for EVc,j,y as detailed below. Option 1 is preferred.

Option 1) Recording of all fuel purchased or pumped for use in these vehicles during the management activities.

Option 2) Recording of all ground vehicle and fuel types and odometer readings before and after management activities.

For Option 2 the amount of fuel consumed is calculated by taking the fuel consumption rating of the vehicle as a litres per kilometre figure and multiplying this by the kilometres of travel undertaken as part of the management activity, then divided by 1000 to convert to kiloLitres, as per the equation below:


GDgv,c,j,y = Ground distance travelled by vehicle gv using fuel type j in undertaking the management activities c in year y
LPKgv,j = Litres of fuel type j combusted per kilometre for vehicle gv

Update: The Retronaut has some photos from the near-annihilation of the buffalo in the late 1800s.


  1. How is this different from the annual Canadian east coast seal hunt?

    Environmentalists are truly environ-mental.

    Comment by klem — June 13, 2011 @ 10:51

  2. How is this different from the annual Canadian east coast seal hunt?

    Oh, this is totally different. You see, this isn’t being done for furs and the filthy profit motive. Oh, and baby seals are really cute.

    The feral camels are ugly, so we can’t get our donors to pay money for our campaign to save them, and they’re being massacred to save the planet, so it’s all good.

    Comment by Nicholas — June 13, 2011 @ 11:53

  3. “The feral camels are ugly,”

    Feral camels are really ugly, I forgot about that. Because they are so ugly, they deserve to die and be left there to stink on the Australian outback. Serves them right for being so damned ugly.

    Ok so what would happen if the Canadian seal hunters sold the pelts for carbon credits rather than for filthy profit? Would the environmentalists join them on the ice flows, brutally slaughtering thousands of carbon emitting seals or would thier sheer cuteness save them?

    These people are insane.

    Comment by klem — June 15, 2011 @ 15:08

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