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Camel Beauty Pageant Kicks Out 12 Animals for Botox

Las Vegas Plastic Surgery

By Dr. Jeffrey Roth

Medical science has given us so many tools to help prevent and cure disease.  It has also given us ways to enhance our appearance, and to slow the signs of aging.  Many have used these medical breakthroughs for their betterment.  Some will use these medicines for secondary gains.  This is the first time we have seen Botox applied for aesthetic purposes in animals, specifically camels.

“The annual contest has been moved from its previous venue in the desert to the outskirts of the capital Riyadh, where a jury rates tens of thousands of camels based on their appearance. The event is part of a big festival that celebrates the animal, which symbolizes Bedouin life in the desert.”

“With a prize money total of around $57 million, it is no surprise that around 30,000 camels have been entered in the show.”

“They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lower lips and even the jaw,” Ali al-Mazrouei, 31, whose father breeds camels, told the Emirates’ The National  “It makes the head more inflated so when the camel comes it’s like, ‘Oh look at how big is that head is. It has big lips, a big nose’.”

There is an auction for camels at the event.  “The possibility that a Botox-injected camel could win big money or go to a buyer for a high price, months before it returns to its regular appearance, has worried some attendees of the event, who want beauty pageant cheats to be punished just the same as giving performance-enhancing drugs to a racing camel is punished.”

“The people who are just in the camel competition to make it more valuable, they are cheating everyone,” al-Mazourei added. “A fine should be applied. In camel racing, whoever is using drugs is fined about 50,000 Dirhams in Abu Dhabi. The fine is not yet applied for beauty camels.”

It is our hope that the ethical use of medical treatments will prevail.

Please call with any questions.

Jeffrey J. Roth, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgery
(702) 450-0777


Damien Sharkov.  Camel beauty pageant kicks out 12 animals for Botox.
Raw Story.  Posted with permission from Newsweek. January 23, 2018

Anna Zacharias.  Saudi camel beauty festival: 12 entrants disqualified for Botox use.

Emirates’. The National.  January 23, 2018

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