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China Exclusive: Cross-species wedding triggers off disputes among Chinese

(Xinhua)

17:15, February 15, 2012

KUNMING, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- A ram-doe wedding ceremony in the southwestern province of Yunnan, which was broadcast live on China's largest microblog website Weibo.com Tuesday, has stirred public controversy.

Experts say deer are cervid while sheep are bovid, making it impossible for them to produce any offspring, but many Internet users have expressed their support anyway.

"Height is not a problem, age is not a problem, and species is also not a problem," "Shanlinguigui" wrote.

Some netizens, however, believed the wedding was simply a joke and human beings should be held responsible for disturbing the animals' lives.

"Just leave the poor things alone," wrote "2.5 leters."

Wang Dajun, a conservation biology researcher with Peking University in China's capital, said people may have arranged the wedding out of goodwill, but they should have considered the feelings of the animals and showed them some respect.

Wang advised people not to attach too many human behaviors to the animals, such as staging wedding pictures or holding a wedding ceremony, because they will not appreciate them as humans do.


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