In a 5-day mass culling operation in a drought-stricken region of Australia, over 5,000 camels were killed. There were complaints that camels drink too much water amid severe drought conditions in the APY Lands region. Authorities shared that big herds of animals in search of water were encroaching remote towns, endangering indigenous communities by threatening scarce food and damaging infrastructure. The cull ended on Sunday, according to APY Lands’ general manager. According to reports, Australia witnessed its hottest and driest year on record in 2019.