A French duck farmer has been given a one-month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros ($700) for feeding his birds marijuana to rid them of worms.
Police arrested Michel Rouyer, from the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien on the Atlantic coast, after they discovered 12 cannabis plants and around 11lbs of the drug after visiting the farm about a theft.
Rouyer admitted smoking some of the drug himself, but insisted most of it was given to his 150 ducks for medicinal purposes.
He said ‘There’s no better worming substance for them, a specialist advised me to do it.’
Jean Piot, the farmer’s lawyer, said: ‘This is for real, not one (duck) has worms and they’re all in excellent health.’
A police spokesman said: ‘It’s the first time we’ve heard something like this.’
– Article from Daily Mail