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Sri Lanka police sorry for drug dog ‘wedding’

Sri Lankan policemen hold a pair of sniffer dogs as they hold a wedding ceremony in Kandy. Picture: AP

Sri Lankan policemen hold a pair of sniffer dogs as they hold a wedding ceremony in Kandy. Picture: AP

SRI Lankan police have apologised for holding a group “wedding” for dogs trained to detect explosives and drugs after the country’s culture minister condemned the event and demanded an investigation.

Nine pairs of police sniffer dogs dressed in shawls, hats and socks, were placed on a decorated platform like those used in traditional Buddhist weddings in the ceremony on Monday in the central town of Kandy.

Their “marriages” – designed as part of a breeding programme – were registered by an official in the presence of a crowd of veterinary surgeons, medical doctors, top police officers and the public.

 

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