"Wedding" of police dogs in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka police dog 'weddings' under fire

Sri Lanka's culture ministry has strongly condemned a mass "wedding" of police dogs which they say offensively used traditional Buddhist symbols.

Police "married" nine pairs of dogs on a platform decorated with white cloth and flowers in a ceremony resembling a traditional marriage.

The "brides" wore mittens, shawls and hats while the "grooms" wore red ties.

Police have defended the "wedding" saying that it was done to promote the domestic breeding of sniffer dogs. Russell Trott reports.

  • 28 Aug
  • From the section Asia