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Mass Wedding For Frogs, Bullfrogs In Thailand's Northeast

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Mass wedding for frogs, bullfrogs in Thailand's Northeast.
By English News

MAHA SARAKHAM, June 7 - A mass wedding was organised and carried out in this northeastern province of Thailand for a variety of amphibians, and some sea animals, during their egg-laying season.

Maha Sarakham Environment Conservation Association chief Yos Lao-An said the association collaborated with a local community in Borabue district to conduct a mass wedding for frogs, bullfrogs, toads, fish, shellfish, and shrimps at a local school's garden there.

The wedding was conducted much like the way Thais do such matters - with an engagement procession, dowry giving, a Buddhist religious ceremony and a wrist-binding ceremony with sacred string.

After the wedding, the animals were released into the garden - a restricted area - for good fortune and for successful breeding during the egg-laying season.

Mr Yos said usually amphibians like frogs, bullfrogs and toads are popular in the local cuisine among northeastern Thais, which causes a sharp drop in the number of animals' available for breeding.

Chemical use, insecticides as well as pesticides, are another reason for such decrease. Therefore, Mr Yos said, the wedding was held in a restricted area in part to prevent the general public from catching the creatures before they multiply. (MCOT online news).

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-- TNA 2013-06-07

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Was the mass wedding organised by the moron who wed a python some time ago?

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Errrr....Amazing Thailand.:blink:

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The bullfrogs were upset as no grooms from Chevron turned up.

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Wrist tying? The mind boggles.

Any excuse for a party in Thailand.

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It took place in a school garden. I'm sure the kids would have loved it. Let's not take this stuff too seriously ... I'm sure they weren't.

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I should think that reading this will cause many prospective tourists to get the brochures out and have a re-think. Who would want to holiday in an asylum? Only a madman.

I can't wait until 'her that does the ironing' comes home from the coal face so that I can get her take on this. Will Ripley's be sponsoring this event?

May I presume that the local phu yai has set up a cottage industry making little froggie wedding gowns and opened up a florist? And the penalty for selling little froggie condoms will be what? Who got the confetti concession?

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Well, it is very creative. A bit of environmental activism and conservation dressed up with a bit of colour and theatre. That's very Thai

and yes, pretty good. Pity they're not as nice to us dogs

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What I hate is the way they break their legs when the sell the frogs for the dinner table.

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sin sod for frogs? well, sometimes the bride or the groom looks like one

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i was thinging of jon pertwee and touchwood,along with aunt sally,get me out of here,,,,,,,,,what was it called,,answers on a postcard,,,,,

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