A standard Indian wedding ceremony procession with pumping music, fireworks, dancing and a marching brass band in shiny jackets has been blamed for the loss of life of 63 chickens.
Ranjit Kumar Parida mentioned the get together was blasting out “ear-splitting noise” because it handed his poultry farm within the jap state of Odisha shortly earlier than midnight on Sunday.
“I asked the band operators to lower the volume as the music was too noisy and terrifying the chickens. But they did not listen and the groom’s friends shouted at me,” Mr Parida advised AFP.
A vet advised Mr Parida the chickens had died of a coronary heart assault, and he filed a police criticism after the marriage organisers refused to pay compensation.
Zoology professor Suryakanta Mishra, who has authored a e book on animal behaviour, advised the Hindustan Times that loud noise will increase the chance of heart problems in birds.
“Chickens are governed by a circadian rhythm that is controlled by the natural light/dark cycle of day and night.
“Sudden pleasure or stress as a result of loud music may disrupt their organic clock,” Mishra said.
The story had a happy ending — except for the chickens — after police convinced the warring parties to “resolve the matter mutually”.
“We haven’t initiated any motion as (the poultry farmer) withdrew the criticism,” police official Droupadi Das mentioned.
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