"At the same time 28-year-old Mark Freed, of Salem Place in Northfleet, Kent pleaded guilty to the same charge as well as an additional charge of not taking reasonable steps to ensure the wellbeing of Siamese fighting fish that were found in his flat in small plastic bags."
"Bodour, who is currently living and working in Holland was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and banned from owning aquatic animals for 10 years. He was also ordered to pay £3,130 in costs.
Freed will be sentenced on Tuesday, April 24 with Chairman of the bench Michael O'Brien telling him he would not rule out a custodial sentence."
Oh UK, you are ever so just in your dealings with animal cruelty. Banned from owning aquatic animals. THAT IS A GOOD SENTENCE. For something people in the West do ALL THE TIME. I hope the other guy mistreating betta gets a good sentence too.