Camel Racing and the Slave Trade in United Arab Emirates

This is not a happy, feel good post on this Saturday morning. I am deeply saddened  by  the violence and possible voting irregularities in Scotland. Just another example of greed in this world where  money, no matter the currency, and oil are considered more valuable than people.

Here we are in United Arab Emirates at the camel races so loved and enjoyed by their  wealthy class. I am quite sure the little boys, many of them as young as 3 years old, do not love the camel races, where they are the jockeys!

If you have  decided to visit this country, much in the news, who wants  the west to visit and spend their money, you may want to reconsider.  We have decided  we don’t want to visit and though it is a small thing, this is us standing for truth and freedom.

 

I have always been enchanted by camels.  Other people are not.  Have you seen a camel market,  race, or just ridden one somewhere?  Share your tales or respond  to evil carried out with impunity !

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to Camel Racing and the Slave Trade in United Arab Emirates

  1. Reblogged this on Ace News Desk 2014 and commented:
    #AND2014

  2. munaizaki says:

    I am glad you have highlighted this awful story of exploitation. Boys in the Sudan get to herd camels but only when they are about 9 years old and it can’t anywhere nearly as scary as these absurd races. The violence between Unionists and Nationalists in Glasgow seems quite low scale from accounts in the UK media. Went to Arran for my holiday this year and loved the peaceful tranquility.

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