A man poured fabric conditioner into his girlfriend’s fish tank and killed her tropical fish in retaliation at being dumped by her.
Benjamin Avill could not handle his emotions after Jenny Daniels dumped him. He grabbed a bottle of Lenor fabric conditioner and started pouring in the large tank that contained 50 fish.
Jenny claimed that he was laughing as the tropical fish were poisoned.
A bristle nose pleco fish called Bob was the sole survivor.
Miss Daniels reported her ex to the RSPCA for animal cruelty.
Matthew Knight, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, said: ‘The fish were jointly owned by the defendant and Ms Daniels.
‘They were arguing and in a fit of rage he poured a three litre bottle into the tank.
‘An expert has since said they would have died an acute and unnecessary death.
‘Fish can and do suffer and the defendant has shown very little remorse for his actions which caused the death of a lot of fish.’
When asked about the incidence, Miss Daniels said, ‘I was horrified and shocked by what he did. It was disgusting by him and it terrified me to think what else he would do.
‘I also have a cat and was scared he might try and harm him too.
‘I couldn’t have imagined he’d kill the fish, all the while laughing.
‘It was just an awful thing to do and I think he should be sent to prison for it.
‘Bob is having to go to the vet because of what happened and I’m going to have to get him a bigger tank because the other one was completely ruined.’
Source – Daily Mail