URGENT SOS (1 pétition + 1 mail): L'Australie va abattre 6.000 chameaux sauvages assoiffés !!!

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SYDNEY — Les autorités australiennes ont indiqué jeudi qu'elles se préparaient à abattre un troupeau de 6.000 chameaux sauvages, qui se rapprochent des villages, poussés par la soif et la sécheresse, et menacent les habitants et l'environnement.

En raison de la sécheresse qui touche le nord de l'Australie, les chameaux sauvages se sont rapprochés d'une communauté située à Docker River, dans l'Etat des Territoires du Nord, et sont si nombreux que les habitants restent cloîtrés chez eux.

"C'est une invasion digne d'une des dix plaies de la Bible, qui met en danger l'environnement", a indiqué Luke Bowen, chargé de gérer ces troupeaux qui ravagent la rare végétation.

Selon un responsable local, Graham Taylor, les animaux font peser un réel danger sur les habitants, certains craignant que les chameaux assoiffés ne tentent de pénétrer dans les habitations.

La semaine prochaine, à l'aide d'hélicoptères, les chameaux seront donc rassemblés et conduits à 15 km où ils seront abattus au fusil.

"Nous devons agir, et maintenant", a ajouté M. Bowen, alors que les chameaux, implantés en Australie au début du XXe siècle et sans réels prédateurs, sont estimés à plus d'un million sur tout le territoire, menaçant les cultures.

Introduits en Australie alors que le chemin de fer n'existait pas, les chameaux ont été ensuite abandonnés et se sont largement reproduits, menaçant la faune endémique en réduisant les sources d'eau et de nourriture.

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AGISSEZ MAINTENANT !!!

1) Signez la pétition

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2) Envoyez la lettre type pour dire NON à l'abattage de ces 6.000 pacifiques chameaux sauvages

Merci d'envoyer à l'adresse mail ci-dessous:

AAN: rob.knight@nt.gov.au

Voici la lettre type à envoyer:

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Dear Minister Knight,

I am writing today with an urgent request for you to issue an immediate moratorium on killing camels. According to the information I have received, 6000 camels, in need of water and taken to wandering in search of such, have caused certain citizens "bothersome" issues in Docker River, Northern Territory. The reasons cited, in a disturbing parallel to those validations provided for kangaroo culls, include environmental and structural damage as well as potential health risks to humans. I therefore ask that you consider your potential participation in this cruel decision and instead adopt an alternative plan.

Please allow me to illustrate a few concerns indicative of this flawed killing proposal. First, ecologically, populations will fluctuate according to conditions and naturally-occurring food sources; it is the interference of humans that causes imbalance. To blame and slaughter the camel for human encroachment is both irresponsible and unjustified. Second, killing the camels would artificially increase food supplies to the remaining camels, the consequence of which would be increased reproduction and an ensuing greater population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal hunting is responsible for larger herd populations in subsequent years. Third, employing hunters riding in helicopters to viciously kill these animals encourages risky accidents with innocent people, and the potentiality of children witnessing such brutal killings is angering and unjustifiable. Fourth, issuing dramatic warnings hinting at potential health compromises only serves to incite hysteria and unscrupulous responses.

The intention to cause the deliberate suffering and death of living beings is not factually justified. It is also not morally justified: animals are sentient creatures, capable of love, fear, pain, and suffering. As humans do, animals experience these emotions and have the desire to live free from exploitation and suffering. The fact that you disregard and devalue these lives does not mean they value their lives any less; in fact, they value living as much as you and I, and to capriciously decide to brutally, unjustly, and violently kill them is undeniably cruel and socially risky.

It is difficult to contemplate supporting any country, via tourism or commerce, that excuses such blatant animal cruelty; the global community will not be satisfied to learn of yet another malicious and unnecessary animal slaughter, especially during the kangaroo slayings. In one collective voice, we will condemn any further massacres via our own personal boycotts. I therefore hope this letter finds you willing to scrutinize both your own involvement in the exploitation of animals and your desire to therefore protect, rather than harm, them. Please make the ethical decision to support an immediate ban on the camel cull.

PRENOM, NOM
VILLE, PAYS

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Merci pour ces 6.000 chameaux sauvages

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