Thursday, October 07, 2004
Saudi Arabia has held a beauty pageant -- for goats.

Guess Who's On the Catwalk

RIYADH, 19 September 2004 — Goat fanciers turned out in force to admire and bid for beautiful goats showing off on the catwalk at a weekend festival and auction of Al-Shami goats in Riyadh.

[...] Thirty goats were selected according to age and gender. Abdul Aziz Al-Khalaf, one of the five judges for the “Most Beautiful Goat” competition, explained that the winners are chosen on the basis of a combination of factors and overall appearance, not simply by their color. Particular points taken into consideration are the head, nose, mouth, ears, breast and eyes. The most important factor is the size of the head and the whiteness of the eye.

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Yup, in the Arab world, cattle are held in higher regard than women.