Twelve animals disqualified from country show after receiving injections to improve their pout
Twelve camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest after receiving botulinum toxin injections to Create Their pouts look more sexy.
By relocating it from the desert into the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh authorities have raised the profile of this King Abdulaziz camel festival.
This year’s event was mired in scandal after the lure of 20m Saudi riyals (#3.7m) in prize money for every group enticed some owners to cheat.
The critical features in camel beauty are considered to be delicate ears and big nose. However, there are strict rules against the use of drugs in the lips, or body parts cracked or clipped.
After a vet had been captured performing plastic surgery on them this year, a dozen camels were banned. Camels were given Botox-type injections according to Saudi media.
“They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lips as well as the eyebrow,” Ali al-Mazrouei, the son of an Emirati camel breeder, also advised the UAE daily that the National.
“It gets the head more inflated so when the camel comes it is like, ‘Oh, look at how big that head is. It has a nose that is big, big lips. ”’
After the ban was enforced, the primary judge of this show, Fawzan al-Madi, told Reuters: “The camel is a sign of Saudi Arabia. We used to preserve it out of necessity, we preserve it as a pastime.”
The festival involves 30,000 camels up and is the biggest from the Gulf.