Australia Offers ‘Toad Killing Safaris’ To Tourists

June 7, 2010

Australia (ChattahBox) – A disturbing new proposition from Australian officials could lead to tourists being drawn into the country by toad-killing safari trips.

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.

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