Superstitious Indian villagers still aren’t ready to let go of the ancient tradition of marrying your child off to an animal in order to ward off evil spirits. This time its an infant boy in a village near Jaipur who was married to a dog after he began growing a tooth on his upper gum, a sure sign that the boy will be prone to attacks by tigers and other wild animals. “We performed the marriage because it will overcome any curse that might fall on the child as well on us,” explained the boy’s father. Fortunately the ceremony is strictly symbolic and the boy will be able to marry a human bride someday without first filing for a doggy divorce. (Reuters)

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