In what has to be the most ridiculous story of the year, a dozen camels were disqualified from a "beauty contest" in Saudi Arabia's anual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival for being inject Botox to improve their looks.
Ali Al Mazrouei, a son of a top camel breeder said:
“They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lower lips, and even the jaw."
The idea behind the injections is to make the camels' head, lips and nose have a larger appearance, thereby enhancing their beauty. This, of course, is from the human perspective of beauty since the camels have not voice an opinion and would no doubt rather be left alone.
The camel beauty pageant showcases more than 30,000 camels that are judged on the shape of their lips ,the size of their humps and the size of their nose. Let's hope the winner isn't showcased in a magazine where Photoshop will be used to make them appear thinner.
Twitter responded with the perfect amount of contempt this story deserves.
Thanks CBS for reporting on subjects that really matter to us.— Doctor Evil (@DrStrangeLohv) January 24, 2018
For many concerned with the welfare of the camels this was no laughing matter.
Isn't that some kind of animal abuse? Poor camels. What if it causes difficulty in living daily life. 😢— Linda Krieger (@larkrieger7) January 24, 2018
Someone please explain to me WHY HUMANS ARE SO STUPID!?!?!?!?!?!??— Beach Cat (@BeachCat0201) January 24, 2018
Leave the animals alone!!
It didn't go unnoticed that the camels seems to get better treatment then women.
Only in a country like Saudi Arabia do they have a beauty contest for camels where they enhance the camels features. If someone put on a women's beauty contest and the women enhanced themselves they would be stoned to death!— SMOnt (@Stephen72856374) January 24, 2018
Beauty contests for camels but women MUST be covered head to toe & not walk or talk with a man. Saudis: But we just "let" women drive.— Nomad Producer® (@NomadProducerNY) January 24, 2018
The majority thought they were being punked by an article from The Onion.