Is nothing sacred?

Just when you thought you had heard it all.

Just when you thought the world could not get any more depraved!

A new drugging scandal has erupted on the world scene.

Prepare to be scarred for life.  Those of a nervous disposition should look away now …

The International Business Times has penetrated the seedy underbelly of this practice and reports:

Saudi Arabian camel herders are going to extraordinary lengths to make sure they have the best-looking animals in the business by injecting them with Botox to make them more ‘handsome’.

Beauty in the eye of the beholder.

The widespread practice has resulted in over a dozen expulsions from a recent camel beauty contest. The unscrupulous entrants were thrown out of the competition by suspicious authorities who have pledged a crackdown on the growing practice.

“Camels that are found with drugs in the lips, shaved, dyed in any parts of the body, or with changes from natural form are not allowed [sic],” authorities warned last year.

The beauty contest is part of the King Abdulaziz festival taking place outside the Saudi capital this month, with hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to attend. The month-long festival is big business and millions of dollars are expected to change hands during the course of the event.

Prize money of 213 million riyals (£4m) has been made available to those entering their animals into races which attract thousands of spectators. Auctions are also scheduled later this month and the most attractive animals can command high prices. […]

I’m shocked, I tell you – shocked!  I mean, if you cannot rely on an Egyptian camel herder, then who can you trust?

In the diary my father kept when he served in Egypt during WW2 he described the locals as “Worthy Oriental Gentlemen” (or WOGs). It seems that the only piece of that description which is correct these days is “oriental”.

So, what is the Labour-led Government doing to stop this abominable behaviour arriving in NZ?

It may only be Egypt today but tomorrow the Feilding A&P show or the Timaunga School Calf Day?  Who knows?

The Government must, absolutely, hold a conversation with a Working Group about this before it is too late and the horse has bolted, so to speak.



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