HBO Children Camel Jockeys

June 15, 2017

I was recently part of the HBO Real Sports team following up on the story in the UAE, that exposed the use of kidnapped children as camel Jockeys. It's extraordinary to think that the sport used 3 to 5 year old children to ride their thoroughbred camels at speeds of up to 40mph. Fortunately one of the Crowned Prince's children saw the origional documentary and asked his father "Is this who we are?" 

 

Bernie Goldberg returned to find robot jockeys now pilot the camels. Thanks to the Pakistani legal advocate Ansar Burney most of the children have been repatriated to their home countries.

 

 

 

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