A WOMAN who received abuse for taking her camel to a rave said the animal enjoys dance music.

The camel, used in the film Aladdin, was spotted walking through the crowds at the Land Beyond Festival in East Brighton Park.

Animal activists criticised owner, Rebecca Fosset and her 20-year-old daughter from A J Camels, a company providing camels for entertainment.

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The two have also faced damning messages on social media and Mrs Fosset is thinking of taking legal action.

She said the “so-called animal lovers” don’t know what they are talking about.

She added: “People just don’t have the same connection to animals these days, they have no idea what they are saying.

"Some of the people who complained just have no clue about animals.

"You do realise camels love drum and bass? They like other music too.

"Have you ever seen camels listen to jazz? They absolutely love it, they react like humans do.

“Social media has completely coarsened public life.

"I was completely shocked at the aggression towards my daughter and we are thinking of taking legal action.

"And I don’t know if people were particularly aggressive at the festival because they were off their faces, but it was ridiculous.

"At no point was he under any stress. He was quite happy sitting and enjoying the music.

"We deliberately put a pen around him to stop festival-goers hugging him too much because that would have stressed him out.”

Mrs Fosset said the camel, named Kokoso, has been on film sets including Aladdin, and at events in churches and hotels.

She said: “They are such inquisitive animals. What people don’t realise is these animals have been domesticated longer than horses.

“For centuries they have been in big cities like Cairo and Marrakesh. They are used to the buzz. There are only 1,000 wild camels in the world, the rest, about 20 million are domesticated, and have been so for ages.”

Mrs Fosset said she fears a lot of people nowadays only have a connection to animals through a TV screen. She said: “For years people had horses and camels because they were very much involved in everyday life. It is worrying organisations like the RSPCA are moronic and completely inexperienced.”

A spokeswoman from the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA would have welfare concerns about any animal, including camels, having to appear at a festival. The large crowds of partying people and loud music is likely to be very stressful.”