Chicken theft nets fine and suspended sentence
TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 21 Mar 2008, 08:54
Published: 21 Mar 2008 08:54 GMT+01:00
The activists from the movement Älska din nästa (Love thy neighbour) stole 12 hens from a research farm in November 2007.
Uppsala District Court ordered the activists on Thursday to each pay a 2,500 kronor ($416) fine plus a combined 62,000 kronor in compensation to the research farm.
The activists were also served with a two-year suspended sentence.
"The verdict is a clear sign of the acceptance of the exploitation of animals in our society," said one of the activists to Sveriges Radio Skaraborg.