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Saudi Arabia poisoned 10,000 camels with pesticides in effort to protect crops from swarming locusts

Twitter is abuzz with disturbing reports out of Saudi Arabia about how government efforts to protect food crops against the ongoing locust invasion has led to the sickness of at least 10,000 camels.  One Twitter user wrote that the pesticides Saudi Arabia is spraying on local agriculture is apparently so powerful that when camels try to eat the food it’s being doused on, they later die from it.  “Saudi environmental activists reported over 10,000 camels were poisoned in Saudi Arabia after authorities sprayed plants with pesticides to kill locusts, but the camels ate the plants.”   Read more....

 

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