Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) - Because he is said to have gone on the hunt for mice with forbidden glue traps, a 56-year-old innkeeper has to answer before the Frankfurt district court today.

In a storage room next to the restaurant in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen, two mice were discovered last year that had died after several hours of agony on the glue traps laid out.

The innkeeper was then sent a penalty order for animal cruelty for a fine of 5000 euros (40 daily rates), against which he however lodged an objection.

The court wants to conclude the process on one day.

(AZ 8940 Js 251651/20)

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