Farm Owner Blames Loud Wedding Music For Death of 63 Chickens in India
BHUBANESWAR, India – The loud wedding music being played during the ceremony’s procession was has been blamed for the death of 63 chickens.
The poultry farm owner at Odisha in India identified as Ranjit Kumar Parida is blaming the pumping music, fireworks, dancing and a marching brass band for the unexpected death of the poultry stock.
The wedding procession brings a deafening noise at the farm around early dawn last Sunday (November 21). He tried to ask the band to reduce the volume because it causes terror to the chickens.
Parida claimed that the band did not listen to his plead and continued to play. The groom’s friend even shouted him as they passed the poultry. The ear-splitting noise continue for a couple of time.
“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,” Parida said.
According to a veterinarian, the poor chickens passed away due to heart attack caused by the blasting noise. Parida also filed a complaint against the wedding organizers after they have refused to pay for the damage.
Animal behavior book author Zoology professor Suryakanta Mishra explained that birds are sensitive to loud noise and it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Loud music causes stress and disruption to the biological clock of birds.
Police official Droupadi Das said that they were able to convince both parties to settle the issue. The farm owner also withdraw the case against the wedding organizers.
“We have not initiated any action as (the poultry farmer) withdrew the complaint,” Parida said.
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