A Brazilian man, 74-year old Aparecido Castaldo has announced his decision to marry his pet goat.
The happy couple will walk, or trot, down the aisle on October 13 in Igreja do Diabo, or Devil’s Church, in the city of Jundiai, Brazil.
Aparecido has been in love with the pet for two years and says a goat has advantages over a human companion.
‘She doesn’t speak and doesn’t want money,’ says the father of eight children – four women and four men from four different marriages.
The ceremony is scheduled for midnight and will be followed by a big party on All Souls’ Day the following day.
Carmelita ate her first wedding dress but has been found another, said Aparecido.
‘Whenever someone says I am doing something wrong I reply the goat does not speak, ask for money to go shopping and doesn’t get pregnant – and she can’t talk.’
The ceremony will be conducted by a bishop who said the pair will not be consummating the marriage.
‘This is not the first goat he has, because he likes animals. He just needs a companion. There will be no intercourse between the two.’