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Hidden horror behind tourist camel rides as animals 'starved, beaten with sticks and hit in testicles'

Hidden horror behind tourist camel rides as animals 'starved, beaten with sticks and hit in testicles'

FOR many of the half a million Brits who visit Egypt every year, camel rides are a must, up there with seeing the pyramids and sunbathing on the famous beaches.

And shocking new footage, obtained by animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), shows the 'cruel' treatment some are forced to endure.

PETA, which shared the footage with Sun Online, claims many camels giving rides to holidaymakers at The Great Pyramid and Saqqara come from 'cruel' markets.

In a particularly distressing clip, one horse collapses while pulling a tourist carriage in Giza - before apparently being beaten with a stick to encourage it to get back up.

PETA 12 The organisation claims some horses are left with painful, gaping wounds on their bodies

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