For harboring an ostrich in his home, a Romanian man was fined 3,000 lei (about 600 euros).
The individual lives on the outskirts of the town of Drobeta-Turnu Severin in southwest Romania, according to police in the Danube port of Drobeta-Turnu Severin.
After receiving information that he was unlawfully harboring the bird at his house, the Mehedinti county police and veterinary officials proceeded to his residence.
A punishment of $300 was imposed on the 30-year-old guy for violating an animal protection statute. He was tasked with ensuring that the ostrich was maintained lawfully.
It wasn’t the first time he’d been penalized by the Animal Police, according to Realitatea de Mehedinti.
Romania established the agency in August 2020 in order to improve animal welfare. Since then, people have been penalized for maintaining or bringing animals inside their houses, such as horses.
The law is intended to penalize animal abuse and mistreatment.