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Published:March 4th, 2015 12:46 EST
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Goldfish-swallowing Twit Banned From Owning Fish

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An Oxfordshire man has been disqualified from keeping fish for five years after footage of him swallowing a goldfish alive - twice - appeared on Facebook.

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Luke Berry, 26, of Taylor Close, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, appeared at Oxfordshire Magistrates` Court for sentencing today (Monday) after previously pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a goldfish.

As well as the ban, he was given a 12-month community order of 120 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £500 costs and a £60 victim surcharge."

Banbury Guardian

In less enlightened times we smiled or maybe grimaced when we saw a person swallow a goldfish, but today we recognize this stunt for what it is: Animal cruelty.

This British wanker has twice posted videos on Facebook depicting him swallowing a goldfish. This repeat offender got off easy; he should have been sentenced to jail, for at least a few weeks.

Eating a goldfish and then posting the despicable deed on YouTube for the entertainment of others is a cruel and callous act that no civilized society should condone.

Read More:

http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/oxfordshire-man-who-swallowed-goldfish-twice-walks-free-from-court-1-6609351

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