Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dog "Weddings" in Sri Lanka

The police in Sri Lanka has performed a ceremony where nine couples of police dogs were "married". The aim was to make domestic breeding of dogs more popular. The police in Sri Lanka is now importing many dogs, which is expensive.

I believe most acts that promotes good and healthy dog breeding is good. The purpose of this act was good. It has, however, caused protests among believing Buddhists, who think the police desecrated Buddhist symbols of marriage. I do not know enough about Buddhism to comment on this, but perhaps there is some truth in it. Dogs do not need to marry in the human way, we have other forms of forming family bonds. A dog marriage that causes protests could, therefore, have been bad publicity. I hope this does not fall back on the dogs.

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