October 29, 2005
Robot Camel Jockeys to Free Arabian SlavesTopics: International News
Friday, Lost Budgie posted on a culture that still maintains slaves throughout much of the world.
And unbelievably, this is a photo(via Lost Budgie) of a rescued camel jockey having a meal - courtesy of the angels at Ansar Burney Welfare Trust.
Camel racing is a big sport in Qatar, but international pressure is causing the the industry to replace human jockeys with radio controlled robots. You see, the human jockeys are FOUR-YEAR-OLD SLAVES: boys who are kidnapped, bought, sold and starved to maintain their light weight.Read more...
Posted by Richard at October 29, 2005 4:45 PM
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