The Volunteer in Dubai group on Facebook (which now commands an amazing 4800 members), is planning a desert clean-up campaign on Friday morning. Garbage left behind by campers in Dubai is often consumed by camels nearby, turning into stone in their guts and killing them.
The group’s founder Lola Lopez explains on the group’s Facebook page:
I won’t get too technical on you (if nothing else its very unpleasant) but basically the camel comes along and eats not only the left over food, but the plastic bags that usually surround it. This bag calcifies in the stomach and basically turns to stone, which eventually kills them.
Dr Ulli, a leading Veterinarian specialising in these beautiful animals discovered the horrific issue and it is his expertise that we wish to support with our man power.
We’ll be there.