The young two-humped animal, a gift to Mr Hollande for liberating Mali, has been killed and put in a stew, according to Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's defence minister.
Mr Le Drian was informed of the camel's demise by officers tracking Islamic terrorists in the former French West African colony and broke the news on to the Élysée Palace, according to Valeurs Actuelles magazine. (h/t RM)
Monday, April 8, 2013
Gift to Hollande Meets Sad End
Grateful Malians gave François Hollande a camel as a token of their appreciation for sending French forces to Mali. At first, Hollande planned to have the animal sent to a French zoo, but this proved impracticable, so he left it in charge of a Malian family. Unfortunately, the camel has now reportedly been slaughtered and eaten: