A number of Saudi Arabia’s hottest camels have been barred from the country’s annual camel beauty contest after they were found to have violated the pageant’s drug policy, according to Saudi officials.
A total of 40 camels have been disqualified from the annual event after pageant officials found they’d been injected with Botox to improve their appearances and hormones to increase their muscle size, organizers of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival say. “The club is keen to halt all acts of tampering and deception in the beautification of camels,” they add.
The winning camel in the month-long event is awarded $66 million.
Authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, according to Saudi media. https://t.co/5lb1aBZw8Y
— ABC News (@ABC) December 8, 2021
If this happened in the U.S., would the camels’ owners face criminal charges?
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