@Hal Duell: It was only I the 80s when …

Comment on Indigenous business shows way to camel profits by Fred the Philistine.

@Hal Duell: It was only I the 80s when thousands of sheep were shot because of the live export trade of sheep fell through and were worth 50c each and it cost $1.60 getting them to market.
It was only a few years ago when we sent rabbit carcasses to Spain. The government then decided to release the calesi virus and thousands of rabbits were left to die, and we lost that trade.
Because of this all our Akubra hats are made of English rabbit fur.
Also in the pastoral country, there are thousands of horses and donkeys shot and left, in times of drought.
Three years ago in Heywood Vic, the dairy farm shot all their bull calves, as it cost more to take them to market than what they would receive.
Only a few years ago, the military at Duntroon killed 3000 kangaroos and left them to rot.
How much camel meat is in the supermarkets? So what makes this venture so profitable? I think the costs will outweigh the income.

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Just room for thought, you will need a few angle grinders to sharpen you teeth while eating camel.

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Why do tax payers need to keep contributing to these ventures? Why isn’t the indigenous corporation assisting?
If this is such a profitable business I don’t think the corporation would mind being involved. After all they are there to help their people.

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