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Katy Perry Wedding Disturbs Wild Animals

Katy Perry Wedding Disturbs Wild Animals

The Kate Perry and Russell Brand wedding took place at a resort near Ranthambore National Park this past weekend. An environmental activist has filed a complaint against the couple, guests and hotel officials that they violated green laws when in a forested area where wild tigers roam.

Akhshay Sharma, who filed the complaint, asserted that the guests “smoked, consumed liquor, carried weapons, disturbed endangered animals, changed route from No. 2 to No. 3 without permission, alighted from the vehicle (Gypsy), forced people (paparazzi) to alight from their vehicle and even snatched the keys of their vehicle in the park where tiger movement is quite normal.” (Source:

In addition it was reported the wedding party played loud music past midnight, which may be typical for a weather, but is nevertheless disruptive to a wild animal park. It was reported that the loud noise actually drew the attention of a tiger known to have eaten humans: “The male tiger, which already killed three people in the last two years, gate crashed their wedding area. The noise and lights of the wedding attracted the male predator at the wedding venue.” (Source:

The Times of India wrote an article about the wedding, saying that such celebrity events at or near nature preserves can raise awareness in society about endangered animals, while bringing in tourist revenues for local businesses. While this may be true, there is an obvious downside to the picture if tourists do not respect necessary rules, or laws intended to protect local wildlife. As evidence of tourism’s benefits The Times of India cites Russell Brand adopted a female Bengal tiger for Katy Perry – not for her to own but to pay for the animal’s welfare and park maintenance.

However, celebrity status and wealth do not excuse bad behavior. Russell Brand’s body guards reportedly scuffled with Indian news photographers in the tiger preserve. The LA Times published photos of the skirmishes.

Furthermore, tigers in small nature preserves in India are getting distressed by tourism traffic within the parks, so officials are scaling down wildlife tourism.

Image Credit: THerrington

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8:32AM PDT on Apr 22, 2011

well..she should think first before making big event like her wedding..instead of having a wedding in the wild,she should use her money to help save wildlife

8:27AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

very selfish if you ask me.

12:13AM PST on Mar 5, 2011

Normally...I'd be mad....But since Russell didn't marry Kate Perry, he married Katy, This story is fraud. Good day! :)

3:19PM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Celebrities should feel an even bigger sense of duty to treat areas such as this respectfully as their actions will influence many others. Sad to see that Katy Perry, like many celebrities nowadays, does not posses such a quality.

1:08AM PDT on Nov 7, 2010

Because India is poor and wanted to get awareness, rich celebrities take advantage of the situation. Fine them and let the tiger bite their buns.

4:51AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

i think it would be just a little bit funny if they had been attacked by a tiger

1:22AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

Not cool!

11:40PM PDT on Nov 1, 2010

Interesting. Why she didn`t have her marriage on the moon? Will be more fun for sure.

9:23PM PDT on Nov 1, 2010

if celebs don't actually care about these places, they should just recreate the essence of the chosen country somewhere on a hollywood lot. if katy and russell do care, then they should go overboard trying to make up for whatever damage was caused.

9:17PM PDT on Nov 1, 2010

I agree with Paige G...seems odd they were allowed to have the wedding there in the first place. At any rate, I think it's insane how celebrities act so often...disrespectful of other people, property, etc. and only doing what their little selfish selves want regardless of impact or consequence.

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