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Monday, March 02, 2009

How many camels fit in a Subaru?

If it had been an Israeli Jew who had done this, you can bet that PETA would have been all over us (Hat Tip: Puneet M.).
A Bedouin resident of the Negev managed to complete the inconceivable feat when he stuffed two camels into his car in order to transport them to the West Bank Judea.

The camels' reality is a lot less funny than the punch line of a joke starting with that same question is meant to be. They are being brought to the West Bank for slaughter, after which their meat will be sold for consumption.


"Once, goods used to be smuggled on camels. Now we are smuggling the camels themselves," joked Amir Abu Jamma, a resident of Ar'ara who photographed to unusual sight.

Abu Jamma said that the car's driver explained to him that he was smuggling the camels to the Palestinian territories to be slaughtered and sold for meat. "It is less expensive than lamb. For the price of four sheep, you can buy one camel," he explained.

Abu Jamma said that he had never seen camels being transported in a car. "This is the first time. It is surprising that one Subaru can hold two camels," he said.

The Border Guard spokesperson reported that it has never encountered attempted efforts to smuggle camels into the territories, but noted that eating camel meat is a known phenomenon there.
Let's go to the videotape.


At 1:17 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The camel, like the pig, is forbidden to Jews as a source of food. It chews the cud but lacks cloven hoofs. The pig is the reverse: it has cloven hoofs but doesn't chew the cud.

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have a trunk monkey.

At 10:44 PM, Blogger DeerMusic said...

Is there any way to know if there may have been a seat belt violation here?


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