A herd of donkeys has been punished for eating plants outside a prison – by being jailed.
Donkeys in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh were convicted of destroying expensive plants outside a jail compound in Jalaun district.
The donkeys were locked up for four days for their crime, NDTV reports.
Explaining the asinine decision, head constable RK Mishra told news agency ANI: “These donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside the jail and despite warnings, the owner let loose his animals here so we detained the donkeys.”
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