02 Jul '11, 2am

Maid jailed for killing employer's 29 fish

SINGAPORE - In one of the few cases of animal cruelty that resulted in prosecution - according to an animal welfare group here - a maid from Indonesia was charged and fined S$7,000 last week for pouring half a bottle of bleach into her employer's fish tank, killing 29 fish. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), which highlighted the case on its Facebook page last Friday, many of such cases reported to the society do not make it to the prosecution stage, largely due to the lack of witnesses or lack of evidence. In the case of the 29 fish, the police confirmed that the maid had been arrested on June 20 and charged the next day. Two SPCA inspectors had found all 29 fish floating at the surface when they attended to the case, according to SPCA's Facebook post. The maid, Margaritha, is unable to pay the fine and will spent time in jail, said ...

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  1. 02 Jul '11, 8am

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