Friday, February 2, 2018

Feel Good Friday - Cameron's Camel Campaign

Most people associate camels with Wednesdays, but I'm here to celebrate camels on Feel Good Friday!

Cameron Oliver is a South African teenager living in Dubai who started his campaign as a school project after reading an article that said 1 in 2 camels in the United Arab Emirates die from eating plastic and litter left in the desert by humans.

The mission of Cameron's Camel Campaign is summed up by Cameron himself in this short video. Don't litter!

To encourage protection of the camels he lists some interesting camel facts. You probably knew they can go days without drinking water but did you know they can drink 27 gallons of water in 10 minutes and can carry up to 1,000 pounds?

The list of do's and don'ts on his website are pretty simple and include: "do take all your rubbish away with you after you leave the desert" and "don't expect to see camels in the desert much longer if you keep littering".

To stay current with Cameron and the camels, like his Facebook page. And whether you're in the UAE or the USA... please don't litter.

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