UAE Repatriates Over 1,000 Under-Age Camel Jockeys  

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3/3/2006 10:08 pm

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UAE Repatriates Over 1,000 Under-Age Camel Jockeys

The United Arab Emirates is really a wonderful place. I say we let them run our ports!

Dubai - The interior ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has repatriated more than 1,000 young camel jockeys, mostly from the Indian subcontinent, over the past year, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

‘Some 1,073 former camel jockeys aged up to 15 years were repatriated. Twenty more jockeys are still in shelters run by the interior ministry,’ the Gulf News daily said.

The families of 11 under-age jockeys were involved in lawsuits in the UAE, but any young racers remaining in UAE would be repatriated soon, the paper said quoting an official source.

‘This problem will become history,’ said the official.

Camel jockeys must now register with the interior ministry before being able to take participate in races.

The emirs are replacing these stolen and purchased children with robots. As I wrote last year:

Robots are just more convenient all around. They shut up the critics, they don’t need food, and they don’t cry for their mommies in the middle of the night.

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