Camel Beauty Contest Sees 40 Disqualified for Botox, Other Cosmetic Procedures

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, December 9, 2021

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have conducted their largest-ever crackdown on touched-up camels.

The Saudi Press Agency reported that more than 40 camels were disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, which began on December 1 in the desert near the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

The camels were removed from competition after their breeders were caught injecting their animals with Botox. The protein, often used for cosmetic and health procedures on humans, is often injected into camels through their noses and lips. Other procedures undergone by the camels included facelifts, hormone injections and body inflation.

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