A dozen camels disqualified for botox in ‘camel beauty contest’

2018-01-25 21:13

Twelve camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival for using botox to enhance their features.

These camels have hit a hump in the road as judges rate thousands of camels based on their physical appearances. The camel is considered national animal of Saudi Arabia.

In a bid to make the camels appear more attractive, botox was used for their lower lip, upper lip, nose and jaw, reported The Guardian. These features appeared more plump than on the camels who did not have botox done.

According to an article published on Newsweek, the prize money stood at a total of $57m with over 30 000 entries. 

The camel festival commenced at the beginning on this month and included events such as camel racing and auctioning. 

According to Newsweek, one of the issues raised at the festival is that if a camel who has been injected with botox is sold to a buyer at a high price and the effect wears off after a few months has been compared to athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs. 

According to the contest rules and regulations, the violators perpetrators have been banned from this year’s festival as well as the next five sessions of the festival. There is also a possibility of legal penalties pertaining to the animal welfare laws in the kingdom.

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