A 32-year old man in Malmö was sentenced today for animal abuse after keeping a crocodile in a greenhouse.
The crocodile was found when police made a search in the autumn of 2013 due to suspicion of stolen goods.
According to the district court, the crocodile had a very limited area to move on and very little water, far below what an approximately two meter long crocodile needs.
- The crocodile has for example not been able to swim. Its natural behavior has been hampered and restricted in such a way that it must be considered to have suffered, says adviser Martin Sunnqvist in a statement.
According to the ruling, the man has also bought and received stolen goods to such an extent that he was sentenced for aggravated theft. The animal abuse and the theft gave him eight months in prison, but on probation.
The Nile crocodile Daisy, as she is called, has been living at a zoo outside of Oxford in England since she was found in 2013.
- She's doing great here with us, says zoo keeper Shaun Foggett, to TT.
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