Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wait Until They find out . . .We Eat Our Coat of Arms
After learning the government had announced $10 million for a camel management plan that will include culling, Erin Burnett, an anchor on the US financial news channel CNBC, said:
"There is a serial killer in Australia and we are going to put a picture up so we can see who it is," Miss Burnett said, before showing a large photograph of Mr Rudd.
"He has launched air strikes - air strikes - against camels in the outback."
Miss Burnett is more accustomed to analysing the stock movements on Wall Street, but she broke away from normal coverage to concentrate on camels, complaining the meat and milk from the culled animals would be wasted.
Jim Cramer, CNBC's colourful financial guru, said Mr Rudd was guilty of "camelcide".
Australia is currently struggling to control more than one million feral camels that roam unchecked through the outback. Our camels are left-over's from the building of the Ghan Railway from Adelaide to Alice springs and they're thriving so well that we even export them back to the middle east. However they now number in their millions. The herds destroy fragile ecosystems and trample over sacred indigenous sites.
I really wish I could show you a clip of this woman's rant, it was hilarious. Especially coming from a country that has no hesitation in killing it's native animals (bears and wolves from helicopters for instance).
I wonder what she'd say if she knew we eat both the animals on our coat of arms: