Canberra, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have urged Australian consumers to eat more camel meat because the country's one million-plus population of the animals is out of control, and is also wreaking environmental havoc.
According to a report in the website news.com.au, Murray McGregor, an agribusiness lecturer, said that a good way to bring down the number of camels was to eat them.
"Eat a camel today, I've done it," Professor McGregor said. "It's a bit like beef. It's as lean as lean, it's an excellent health food," he added.
He said that camels might look "ugly" to some and were known for spitting, but that should not deter diners.
The report found Australia had the world's largest herd of wild camels, which has got out of control.
They are inflicting major damage on fragile desert ecosystems, water sources, rare plants and animals, and indigenous sites, the report found.
Camels also made climate change worse by burping up greenhouse gases and turning various landscapes into deserts.
These facts have made experts suggest that the barbecues of the future should be crammed with sizzling camel meat.
Australians have earlier been urged by scientists to eat more kangaroos for environmental reasons. (ANI)