Ministry blamed for deadly camel feed

24-10-2007 | |

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Agriculture is being held responsible for the deaths of over 2,000 camels in the kingdom over the past few months, according to findings of a probe released on Monday.

A special committee to the advisory Shoura Council
called on a government company to supervise the production and distribution of
camel fodder – which was found to contain large amounts of toxins in tests last
month – to avoid ‘criminal activity or foul play’.

Saudi camel breeders
that lost herds worth millions of dollars also held the Ministry of Agriculture
responsible for the losses after the ministry last month confirmed that toxins
in animal feed rather than disease killed the camels.

have lost over 5,000 camels, cows and goats from ingesting traces of aluminium,
the agricultural antibiotic salinomycin and an unspecified fungus in the

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