Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered a compensation scheme after more than a thousand camels died of poisoning over the past week, the state SPA agency reported Thursday.
Specialized commissions will be set up to determine the exact number of dead camels, so their owners can be compensated, SPA cited agriculture minister Fahd Bin Abdel Rahman Balghnaim as saying.
The issue has caused great concern in the desert kingdom, with local media reporting around 1,000 camel deaths and nearly another 2,000 of the animals ill.
Owners have blamed the wave of deaths on a change in the camels' eating habits, with bran-based feed replacing barley, which has recently risen in price.
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