Author Archives: Australian Camels

Why We Went to Thailand To Train Camels

Camel Training Thailand

To be quite honest it was never in our radar to visit Thailand for CAMEL TRAINING or even Cameleer Training for that matter!   When people think ‘Thailand’ they associate it with bad, harsh and inhumane treatment of animals. When the proposal first arrived for the need of our professional advice on training camels we […]

5 Reasons Not to Break a Camel In – But Still Have a Trained Camel

camel training camel breaking

I grew up with horses and the terminology of “breaking” a horse in. When I became a professional horse trainer (years ago) I loathed the word “breaking in,” to me it just felt wrong and went against my method of training a horse and my natural instincts towards them. I used to dream of being […]

Camel beach rides more than meets the eye in East Gippsland

camel rides lakes entrance

Reported by ABC Gippsland See original POST HERE Beach camel rides have become a new attraction in Lakes Entrance, but for owners Russell Osborne and Tara Lea, the camels are more just than a tourist attraction. Mr Osborne’s first encounter with camels was a product of spontaneity and impulse decision making. “I was lecturing at […]

While Australia Kill camels other countries depend on them

Australian camel industry

The camel has been an integral part of life in the Arabian peninsula, and elsewhere, for thousands of years, but their potential is yet to be fully realised, says Dr Abdul Raziq Kakar. The technical manager for Al Ain Dairy’s camel farm, he has launched Camel4Life, a group to promote the use of camels by […]

Russell Osborne Camelman Dreaming Book Launch

camel expedition Russell Osborne

Russell Osborne is one of those people who follows his dreams and works hard to bring them to fruition. Although it took 13 years to plan, Russell fulfilled his dream and completed a two year trek across Australia with several camels as companions. On the way Russell managed to raise $30,000 for the Children First […]