Friday, May 8, 2015

Fact of the Day: Australian Camel

Despite camels being synonymous with the Middle East, the county of Saudi Arabia imported a lot of their camels from Australia. Though this was done not to replace their current camels but to put them on the dinner table as camel is used in a lot of meals in the country. 

12 comments:

Huggybear said...

What!!!
Camels were imported here as beasts of burden when the inland and I mean inland - the desert areas of much of Australia is composed of.
When this was accomplished the camels were set free. They breed like rabbits another imported pest! Now we have more camels than they have in Saudi Arabia and cull them by helicopter shooters and export the meat to the Arab countries.
Camels here have become "feral" pests.
Around the Alice and in some parts of WA, they have camel races as tourist attractions and are also used as tourist attractions for rides on beach fronts in tourist areas along the northern and western coastlines.
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)

Julie Ann Lozada said...

oh poor camel. tsk!
i wonder why there's no camel here in Philippines...

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Margaret-whiteangel said...

Don't think I could come at eating Camel meat!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I had no idea.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew camel was eaten

Christine said...

I had no idea people ate camels!

stephen Hayes said...

I've eaten camel meat in India. It isn't bad.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hope you're having a great honeymoon.

Linda said...

I have never eaten camel and don't plan to. I hope you and Daisy are enjoying yourselves, Adam. :)

Kay said...

Australia? Seriously?

Huggybear said...

Ye Kay - AUSTRALIA!
Come and get one - should be a hit on Waikiki Beach!
Colin

bj said...

OMGosh, never ever heard of eating camel meat. gross...
and, this is pretty much an ugly camel with those strainge humps...:)