Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Dog wedding halted, rights abused?

Story: "A Hindu wedding ceremony of 18 dogs has been called off in India after hardline religious groups and animal rights activists said it was a mockery of the religion and cruel to the canines, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

The marriage of nine dogs to nine [female dogs] to promote canine culture was expected to take place on Sunday in the northwestern town of Jaipur, the Times of India reported.

But the wedding which, according to Hindu rituals involves sitting in front of a sacred fire and exchanging flower garlands, was canceled after groups including People for Animals (PFA) criticized the event.

The marriage would also have included a procession and a huge feast with a special dance party. Event management company B Positive and the Pink City Canine Club were organizing the spectacle.

"In my opinion, marriage of dogs is cruelty on animals," the newspaper quoted the PFA's chairman Naresh Kadyan as saying.

Perhaps I'm choosing to post this because I've got two extra dogs trying to get on the sofa right now, but this is just strange.
Who on earth would try to promote Dog culture? And how do you expect these dogs to know they're married? I think they would like the reception though...
In any event, I don't think its cruelty. Unless they make the guys wear ties and the ladies wear heels.


Mr. H said...

This may be a little off color, but I can hear it now...
"I pronounce you man and wife, you may now sniff each other's ...."

As if there are not more important things going on. Thanks for pointing it out, it was good for a much needed laugh.

Palm boy said...

It's Christmas, time for a little cheer.

And your thought never crossed my mind...
*innocent* :D