|A French duck farmer has been given a one-month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros (£428) for feeding his birds marijuana to rid them of worms.|
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.'|