Saudi Arabia has come under the spotlight for a ridiculous law which is set to take the life of a 4-year-old racehorse after it was allegedly caught having sex with another stallion. The famous mustang has been condemned to death for being gay, a punishable offense for both humans and animals in the country.
The racehorse worth an estimated value of more than 12 million United States dollars, is to be euthanized on Friday, World News Daily confirms.
Al-Hadiye, also translated as “the Gift”, will sorrowfully die for his sexual orientation. He’s considered a property of the Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal.
The gay horse reportedly earned an estimated 6 million USD during the country’s last racing season, and was crowned champion at the Saudi National Championship Show as well as the Qatar International Arabian Horse Show.
According to the report, Al-Hadiye was caught red-handed, having anal sex with another male. He was whisked away and isolated after employees at the palace caught him a second time.
“Homosexuality is a disease about which science knows very little,” said the President of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Alsanad.
“We have to protect the kingdom from this infection by every possible means at our disposition, and this also means protecting our animals. We will make any sacrifice necessary to protect the purity of the holy land.”
A large number of animal rights activists and organizations devoted to protecting homosexuals, have taken bold steps to condemn the committee’s decision.
There’s a wide spread persecution of gay animals in the kingdom, the report adds.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an American organization better known with the acronym PETA, claims Saudi Arabia has the worst record of violence against gay animals.
“Every year, Saudi Arabia excutes between 25,000 and 35,000 animals because they are suspected of homosexuality,” explains the PETA spokeswoman, Janet McIntyre.
She added: “This includes many animals like dogs, cats, horses and camels, which are either stoned to death or decapitated, almost always in front of crowds. It is both cruel and barbaric, and such practices shouldn’t exist in the 21st century.”
A lot of animal lovers from America and Europe have asked for those gay animals to be sold to them in order to rescue all from the hangman’s noose, but so far, Saudi Arabia has refused to accept any of such proposed negotiations.
Al-Hadiye will be executed on Friday, November 20.
Saudi Arabia sees homosexuality – in both humans or animals – as an indecent act. The LGBT community is at a risk of imprisonment, fines, corporal punishment (like whipping or flogging) and even capital punishment.
Combating homosexuality remains one of the major goals of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, along with its campaign against the consumption of alcohol and the practice of magic, World News Daily adds.