Australia Offers ‘Toad Killing Safaris’ To Tourists
June 7, 2010
In the safaris, tourists would be led through the wilderness and allowed to kill toads with batons, a practice that is being called a disgusting display of animal cruelty.
The proposition is hoped to bring more tourism to the region, and to provide a way to reduce the number of cane toads in the country.
Not native, but introduced deliberately in the 30′s, the toads have spread and caused a great deal of damage to local ecosystems. There are believed to be about 92 million currently in Australia.