Sunday, 16 March 2008

Bad Bear!

European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos)I couldn't resist this story, art news or not. A court in the Republic of Macedonia has convicted a bear - presumably the European brown bear Ursus arctos arctus - of theft and criminal damage after it repeatedly raided a beekeeper's hives for honey. The bear now has a criminal record, but as a protected species cannot be jailed. It can't pay the fine either! So the court ordered the state to pay for the damage to the hives: around 2,238 euro thingies (£1,750 or $3,500).


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