Saudi Arabia denies claims it put ‘gay’ horse to death
Saudi Arabians have denied claims that a famous racehorse was put to death after being found having sex with another male horse.
A report claimed that the four-year-old stallion, which was worth more than $12 million, was euthanised.
After the male horse was found having sex with another male, the report read: “The horse was rapidly taken away and isolated.”
The report was published on various news sites.
According to Saudi Arabian site Sabq, the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice had signed the warrant for the horse’s death on telveision.
“This was meant to send a clear message that homosexuality, under any form, would not be tolerated in the kingdom,” claimed the reports.
Saudi bloggers accused Western sites of “fabricating” the story, but not before horse owners across Europe and the US offered to buy the horse.
Social media users also attacked the report, and its claims, suggesting it was a joke made in poor taste.