Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture issued fines reaching up to 500,000 riyals ($133,330) targeting people who have abused animals in five governorates - Riyadh, Mecca, Ha'il, Medina, and Eastern Province.

The move comes as part of new regulations rolled out by the ministry, set to strictly criminalize animal abuse in all its forms.

According to Okaz, the managing director of the country's Public Animal Health department Dr. Ali Al Dowairej explained that the majority of violations included injecting camels with Botox and abusing stray cats.

Al Dowairej also said that some people were fined for practicing veterinary medicine without a license and illegally selling ill animals.

While this isn't the first time Saudi Arabia fines people for injecting camels with cosmetic substances and abusing animals, many hailed the ministry's latest move. 

The announcement of the fines also reminded others that injecting camels with botox is a common thing, especially ahead of camel beauty pageants held in the kingdom.

This specific part of the news sent people into a complete meltdown. 

Saudis hailed the ministry's move

"This fine will make criminals think a thousand times before abusing animals."

But many couldn't cope with the camel botox idea

"Injecting camels with Botox is a story all by itself."

"Are they serious about the camel botox part?"

"They didn't even leave camels alone"

Camel botox is all Saudis were focused on

Botoxing camels is a thing in the kingdom

Injecting camels with cosmetic substances such as Botox is not a foreign concept in Saudi Arabia.

In 2018, more than 10 camels were disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel Beauty Contest because their trainers used Botox.

Other than getting their animals disqualified during the contest, the trainers were barred from participating in the pageant for the next five years and faced fines.

"They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lower lips and even the jaw," Ali Al Mazrouei, a regular attendee of the contest and son of a top Emirati camel breeder, told The National.

"It makes the head more inflated so when the camel comes, it's like, 'Oh look at how big that head is. It has big lips, a big nose,'" he added.

During a camel beauty pageant, the animals are ranked based on their lips, cheeks, heads, and knees.