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Which country has ordered to kill camels due to drought in January 2020?

1. United Arab Emirates
2. Africa
3. India
4. Australia

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Australia

The correct answer is Australia.

  • On January 8, 2020, culling operation began in South Australia's remote areas and by the end, nearly 10,000 camels may be shot down.

  • More than 5,000 camels have been shot and killed across the arid north-west of South Australia, in a controversial feral cull that has drawn plenty of international attention.
    • Australia is famous for its wildlife - kangaroos, koalas and numerous species of snakes and spiders - but it is also home to the world's largest herd of camels. There are about 750,000 roaming wild in the outback and they cause a host of problems.
    • Camels are of concern to indigenous communities because they can foul water holes and damage ceremonial art and other cultural sites that are often associated with water holes.
    • The primary forms of management are trapping at water points, muster and shooting.
    • Many camels have succumbed to diseases as well, the most common being trypanosomiasis, a sickness that leads to stillbirth and dystocia.
    • Slaughtering is also one of the reasons that the camel population is decreasing.

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