[This is really horrifying; please write to Australia's Prime Minister by Email after you read this; here is his website email contact form:
This is his name:
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600]
Animal welfare groups have accused the Australian government of being "trigger happy" over plans to shoot 6,000 camels that invaded an outback town in search of water.
The animals have caused chaos in the Northern Territory town of Docker River, smashing water tanks, destroying fences and approaching houses. State officials have described the siege as a "critical situation" and warned that the town did not "have the luxury of time", after the camels blocked the town's airstrip -- preventing medical evacuations -- and began to contaminate the water supply.