Monday, August 27, 2007
Mystery Deaths Hit Saudi Camels
Nearly 2,000 camels have died in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to suspected poisoned animal feed. So far this month, 1,982 camels have died. Symptoms include sweating, excitability, vomiting and fainting. The country's Agriculture Ministry has said tests suggested the deaths were caused by animal feed which was contaminated by insecticide. Owners have been promised compensation by King Abdullah. Camels are big business in Saudi Arabia.