On January 10, Australia announced the launch of the camel cull, a move that has caused many people's dissatisfaction. Somalis have said on social media that they want Australia to stop hunting camels and send them back to the Horn of Africa.
The report said residents in the country's arid regions feared extreme weather and high temperatures forced camels into human communities in search of water, so australian authorities announced that as of 8 local time, snipers will start shooting at southern australian camels in the air, expected to kill tens of thousands.
The Somalis believe that the Australian camels were sent to Australia from Somalia in the 19th century when it was colonized by Britain, so they hope that the Australian government will stop killing them and return them to Somalia.
Mustafa Kali Dick, president of the Camel Herdsmen's Association in Somaliland, said the camels were \"very precious\" to Somalis, second only to humanity. Australia should send camels to their \"original\" places to avoid their deaths, he said.
Many netizens took to social media to express sympathy for the slain camels and hope that the australian government would send them back to somalia or other middle east and african countries \"where people need them.\"