In a disparaging way, Johnson wrote in the D.Telegraph, about how camel racing child jockeys were now, as he laconically puts it,"banned five years ago after some human rights outcry".
|LASHED TO THE RACING CAMEL|
Note the disparaging 'some human rights outcry'
In his grovelling to the ruling Al Thani tribe he ignores the real reasons why child jockeys were banned. This is why the Al Thani family bowed..... unwillingly to pressure....
The Dame dislikes our maladroit mayor. To have written, as he did, with not a mention of these poor infants, says all we need to know of this man. If he ever becomes Prime Minister the Dame will be off....a silly, dangerous man.
- In Qatar 275 child jockeys between 5 and 9, illegally trafficked from India, were treated for racing injuries; 17 were left with serious and permanent injuries.... 3 died.
- A local journalist wrote that, on a given day, half a dozen children are injured and some look forward to injury to escape the terror of the track.
- The Indian journalist tried to find out what happened to the trafficked children, after the ban.She found none were re-homed or rehabilitated and the trainers could not have cared less about their future or their welfare.