In latest campaign against fun, Saudi bans dog beauty pageant
It's not clear whether dogs who have already been awarded prizes will get to keep their trophies and ribbons. (Shutterstock)
The Emirate of Mecca and Medina, a local government municipality in Saudi Arabia, has banned a dog show set to find "the most beautiful dog" in Jeddah, a western Saudi Arabian city set along the coast of the Red Sea.
In a statement released on its official Twitter page, the government explained that no such events would be permitted in Jeddah, nor would any similar event in the future be permitted in the city.
The Emirate also threatened organizers of the event, saying there would be consequences if anyone ignored the government's decree.
The event organizers had already given three awards to dogs who won in the early stages of the beauty pageant.