Saturday, June 23, 2012

Butterflies and Weddings— Don't Do It!

... lots of folks will be releasing live butterflies at their weddings. It’s a way try to make the day special and connected to nature—and it sure seems more appealing than throwing rice or flower petals at the ceremony’s end. As one advertisement proclaims, the effect is “uniquely romantic, genuinely moving, and unforgettable.”

Unfortunately, such releases also may be harmful. And not just to the butterflies set free but to the other butterflies native to the location as well.

On one side of the debate are the people who breed butterflies for profit and those who want butterflies for their weddings. On the opposite side are the conservationists who consider the practice a form of environmental pollution. Read the entire article.

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