Arabian Camels Tortured By Remote Control Robot Jockeys
In the wealthy oil man's world of Arabian camel racing, the tradition of using child jockeys has been replaced with the use of small robo-jockeys in recent years. But after finally ridding the game of the mistreatment of children, the sport is now under scrutiny again. The Dubai police have discovered a new feature illegally added to the torturous, whip-endowed robots: hidden stun guns.
The Telegraph reports that an uncovered gang were selling stun gun kits for "up to £5,000, across the region" which could be "fitted inside the robot jockeys... [and then]... administered by remote control to encourage the camel to run faster." Brigadier General Khaleel Ibrahim al-Mansouri, head of Dubai CID, arrested the men and issued the following statement: "It is inhumane to use such machines in camel races. It is also against animal protection laws and against our traditions."
Below, a crazy video from YouTube of the little slave driver bots steering the poor camels around a 6 kilometer track at 50 kph.