Imprisonment and fine penalty for an Austrian farmer … The reason is bees



The Austrian city of Klagenfurt sentenced Farmer to one year in prison and fined 20,000 euros for deliberately poisoning bees.

The 47-year-old who sprayed a pesticide known as chlorpyrifos on his flowering trees, which led to the death of bees in 50 cells he did not know would result in a crime that would be punished.

The court approved the harsh ruling on the farmer, as a professional farmer and should not make such a mistake, according to the transfer of the site, “euro-pulse”.

And that he was aware that caused by the spraying of trees with pesticides will lead to the death of bees in addition to poisoning many people by eating poisoned honey.

For his part, the farmer confirmed his desire to appeal the court’s ruling.

Some EU countries impose a ban on the use of pesticides, especially those that can harm bees.

According to global statistics covering the last 20 years, the number of bees decreased significantly, especially in Europe.


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