After buying 100 white doves for their weddings at Swan Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, couples set them free, upon which the birds were captured and presumably eaten by city residents. Thank god Hefei citizens weren’t present during Pope Benedict XVI’s peace ceremony at the Vatican earlier this year. GB times reports:
As soon as they were gone, all hell broke loose at the park. Crazed onlookers were seen running around and trying to catch the doves. According to the dove catchers, they were planning to eat the birds.
“You can eat them. Just make a pigeon dish,” one looter told to reporters after managing to get ahold of one unfortunate dove. The dove hunters succeeded in catching nearly all of the birds by the end of the day, local media reported.