Police in Sri Lanka have launched an inquiry after officers held a group wedding for trained sniffer dogs.
Pictures emerged earlier this week showing the nine animals dressed in traditional wedding shawls, hats, ties and socks on a decorated podium.
The incident was condemned by Sri Lanka’s Minister for Culture and Arts, T. B. Ekananayake, who said the wedding undermined traditional marriage rituals.
The officers behind the mass wedding on Monday defended their actions but have also apologised after Mr Ekananayake demanded an investigation be held into the ceremony which took place in the central town of Kandy.
Mr Ekananayake said police had “contemptibly devalued” traditional weddings in the Sri Lankan state and told reporters: “This is not acceptable to our cultural norms.
“We are people who really value our traditional weddings
This is Demeaning for real, why would any right thinking person compare Dogs (Animals) to human.