Australian authorities have begun to cull large herds of camels in South Australia as they begin to threaten indigenous communities. The continued drought has caused the herds to push closer to villages, threatening their water and food supply. “Up to 10,000 camels will be destroyed in accordance with the highest standards of animal welfare,” the APY Lands executive committee has stated. Snipers in helicopters will be sent out over a five-day period in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. 1,500 camels were killed on the first day, with the problem being made worse by the camels trampling each other to death when attempting to reach a water source.