Barbaric Chinese beggars turn to chopping off a camel's HOOVES inbid to gain more sympathy from passing public
Animalrights activists have warned people in China against giving money to beggarsasking for money to help mutilated animals.
Thesepictures claim to show a camel deliberately mutilated to get people to feelsympathetic and donate more money, apparently towards its upkeep.
Thecamel and two beggars were photographed in the city of Fuzhou, Fujian province,south-east China, where police confirmed mutilating animals was now the newtrend.
Mutilating people, they said, no longer seemed to gather as many generousdonations, with people more often making a wide berth around limbless beggars.
Policewere unable to take any action against the gang as they hadn't broken the law.The camel has been used for begging since at least April and, according tolocal media, brings in lots of cash.
The men claimed that the camel was a wild camel that they had rescued after ithad been run over by a train. They denied mutilating it, saying they had takenit upon themselves to care for it and needed the money for food.
Butpolice say the story is a sham and it's almost certain the men or theircontacts hacked off the camel's hooves themselves.
With just 600 wild camels left in north-west China's Gobi desert, and 800 in the deserts of Mongolia, theirsurvival in the world is seriously at risk and they are supposedly strictlyprotected.
Inpractice though there is rarely any action against people who trap the animals,mainly because of the difficulty in proving they are not domestic animals.
You What, Mars
How onearth does it move around That's beyond barbaric :(
naema, the canal
thecamels humps should not be flopped over like that. clearly not gettings a fairshare of the spoils