Every year, Pakistan organizes a weight-lifting contest using camels.

Animal rights activists who see camels bundled with heavy bags of rocks then forced to stand is raising their voice.

A British man, 20-year-old Qasim Hussain, who lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire won this year’s contest. His 4-year-old camel lifted 1.7 tons of rocks in bags that weigh almost as much as a car.

The contest was lashed into ‘abuse’ sport by animal rights group PETA.

Elisa Allen – director of PETA said: “If anyone wishes to enter a weight-lifting contest, they should train and have go at it, but leave the animals out of it.” She believes that this competition needs to end as soon as possible.

“Camels are intelligent, sensitive individuals, and treating them as living cranes for human amusement adds to the many types of abuse, including their eventual slaughter.

They already endure at the hands of people who treat them with ignorance and arrogance.

Young camels used in novelty displays or contests such as this one are removed from their nurturing, loving mothers when they’re just days old.

Only to be bullied and intimidated into doing things that are baffling, meaningless, and deeply stressful to them, such as hauling extremely heavy weights which can cause physical injury.

If anyone wishes to enter a weight-lifting contest, they should train and have go at it, but leave the animals out of it.”

They are then bullied and intimidated into doing things that are baffling, meaningless, and deeply stressful to them, such as hauling extremely heavy weights which can cause physical injury.

Qasim said, “Some people say it’s cruel but the camels are well looked after. They’re taken care of by a team of 20 people, you have to be with the camel all the time and sometimes even sleep in the same room as them just in case anything happens.”

Despite criticism of the event, the unemployed Briton still sees himself taking part next year in an attempt to win a hat trick in 2020. He desires to win the ‘respect and admiration’ of the local community for a third year in a row. He said, “You win the respect and the reputation from the people around you, I felt like a champion when I won.”