CAMEL SCAN­DAL

Fortean Times - - Strange Days -

A new hos­pi­tal ex­clu­sively for camels opened in Dubai in De­cem­ber, and 12 camels were dis­qual­i­fied from Saudi Ara­bia’s an­nual camel beauty con­test af­ter re­ceiv­ing Bo­tox in­jec­tions to make their pouts look more al­lur­ing. The month-long fes­ti­val in­volves up to 30,000 camels, and its pro­file was raised by re­lo­cat­ing it from the desert to the out­skirts of Riyadh. The lure of £22.6m in prize money tempted some own­ers to cheat. D.Tele­graph, 15 Dec 2017; the­guardian.com, 24 Jan 2018.

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