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Specialised dairy offers a lifeline to rescued camels

Michelle Phillips and friends Source: SBS

First brought to Australia in the 19th century from India and Afghanistan, it’s estimated that there are now about a million wild camels across the country.In an effort to control numbers, hundreds of thousands are culled each year, but an Australian camel farmer is aiming to change negative perceptions of the animals, and their milk.

When Michelle Phillips drove from her home in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales to the rural Victorian town of Shepparton, she had never worked on a farm, let alone milked a camel.

But after learning about the culling of wild camel populations, she felt compelled to rescue some camels who were destined for the abbatoir.

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