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Behold, the latest must-have wedding accessory: brazen animal cruelty | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

21.09.2017
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Releasing soon-to-be-dead butterflies as the knot is tied is the latest witless idea from an industry that churns out identikit ceremonies for exorbitant feesThere are many things to find distasteful about the wedding-industrial complex, but the fact that it is now causing the deaths of butterflies surely takes the (naked) cake. According to Butterfly Conservation, the trend for releasing butterflies from a box during wedding ceremonies, known as "butterfly confetti" (me neither), could be spreading disease as well as diverting vital conservation resources away from protecting species under threat.This is how it works: you pay ?350 for each of your 50 guests to hold a box with a butterfly in it while a Native American poem is read out ("If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first / Capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it" - sounds totally authentic to me) and, presumably, that perfect picture is captured as a cloud of beautiful insects flutter blindly towards the air-conditioning unit as you embark upon your married life in a whirlwind of everlasting love, fidelity and dismembered butterfly parts. Such a lovely service. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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