The Camel Club, which runs a multi-million dollar business in the Middle East, was initiated by the local Camel Club. Under his leadership, the owners of the animals, which are considered symbols of Saudi Arabia, will be compensated in the event of an accident or death of a camel during transport.
According to SPA, camel prices are still rising and local figures are willing to pay several million dollars for exhibits.
The Camel Club was founded in 2017 by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who holds the title Supervisor General.
The monarchs of the Persian Gulf were known for their passion for raising camels, the animals that served as loyal guides for their ancestors in the desert. In recent years, camel racing, which brings fun but also a lot of money, has become increasingly popular in the region.
Camel beauty contests are also profitable, where judges evaluate the shape of the head, neck and hump or posture. Last year, judges in Saudi Arabia eliminated forty camels in such a competition because their owners repaired them with botox injections and other artificial interventions. The competition, which takes place annually in Riyadh as part of the King Abdalaziz Festival, is subsidized by $66 million (about 1.5 billion crowns).
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