Dogs and cats are not the only animals who wear distinct clothes but so does the CAMELS!
A United Arab Emirates-based company known as Al Shibla, is now in the business of making luxury sportswears for CAMELS. Yes, you read it right, CAMELS! As in the humped animals you found in deserts, where people in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia rely on for milk, meat and transportation.
Al Shibla, whose luxury sportswear designed especially for racing camels chiefly sells in the Middle East, claims that its costumes help the animals run faster than they would if allowed to expose their bare buttocks to the crowd. Wow! Good for those camels who are ashamed of displaying nudity in public, even humans struggle for staying conservative.
See what I mean?
The folks behind the United Arab Emirates-based luxury sportswear company explained that the odd-looking and seriously oversized leotards are designed in such a way that they compress the camels’ body ever so slightly. In doing so, they cause blood vessels to constrict.
As what the luxury sportswear company says,
It is understood that, if worn before and after undergoing training for one race or another, the costumes help increase the amount of blood and oxygen reaching the animals’ muscles. As a result, the animals are less likely to experience cramping during or after a more intense training session. We can compare it with the compression socks we get in the hospital. It activates the blood circulation in the muscle. The animals are much fitter, so you can just see everything has a good blood circulation.
Al Shibla offers a range of camel compression suits to fit different camels, who are sized by the distance from the neck to the hump, the hump to the tail, and the shoulder to hip.
According to oddity central, at the moment, the suits are designed for use before and after the race, but the company is working on a new design for an actual race suit.
Customs are quite traditional in the Middle East and camels and horses race without any additions, but we believe that these will change over time,” said Wolter.