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Veterinarian arrested in Saudi Arabia for performing plastic surgery on camels

The vet reportedly injects substances to make the camels’ ears smaller, and facial features bigger in order to make them look “better” and win the contest. (AFP)

Security authorities in Saudi Arabia recently caught a veterinarian red-handed while he was performing plastic surgery on camels using certain drugs and needles.

The process was fully documented and so is a statement by a camel enthusiast who said that this doctor, who is of an Arab descent, performs these surgeries for camel owners participating in the King Abdulaziz camel festival.

The vet reportedly injects substances to make the camels’ ears smaller, and facial features bigger in order to make them look “better” and win the contest.

A total of SAR 700,000 was found at the veterinarian’s clinic along with medicine and syringes imported from neighboring countries.

Punishments and penalties

A source at the King Abdulaziz festival’s management confirmed that any camel that has undergone any operation has to be documented and presented to them so they can detect any tampering or cheating.

Any owners that subject their camels to plastic surgery will be excluded and will have to pay necessary penalties, the source added.

She also said that the documents collected from this clinic will help them find out the names of camel owners who used this veterinarian for plastic surgery operations.

Intelligence cooperation

The festival management also thanked the Saudi Interior Ministry and the General Intelligence Directorate in Riyadh for their cooperation and efforts in cracking down on this dangerous trend that does not consider basic animal rights.

They called on everyone to cooperate by not participating in these practices and report them.

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Last Update: Friday, 29 December 2017 KSA 12:27 - GMT 09:27
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