Shocking offence

A man is to be deported from the UAE for shocking a camel

Al Ain Court of Appeal yesterday ordered the deportation of a 17-year old man for shocking a camel with an electrical device; once he has served a 6-week prison term.

The Appeal Court upheld the ruling issued by the court of first instances to confiscate the camel and the electrical device.

The man, a national of an unnamed neighbouring country, was caught while shocking the camel to boost its speed in camel races, in violation of the rules and regulations observed in camel racing events under the federal law 15 for 2005.

The court, however, issued a reduced sentence given the defendant's age.

The verdict was made in line with the country's drive to strictly enforce laws relating to prevention of animal cruelty.

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