Turkey’s leading aid agency is seeking ways to prevent the mass culling of camels in drought-afflicted South Australia where the animals’ water consumption are threatening communities. 

Vice Chairman of Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), Serkan Nergis, said his group would contact colleagues in Australia to try to find what could be done about the situation.

In case of a mass slaughter of camels, Nergis offered to use the meat for the benefit of consumers. “For example … their meats could be distributed to the needy,” he said on Twitter. “I hope we can get a result.”

Thousands of camels

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