A Danish television journalist was acquitted by a Copenhagen appeals court on Friday of killing 12 guppy fish by pouring shampoo into an aquarium.
Lisbeth Koelster, a television presenter on the Danish public channel DR1, was found guilty last May of violating animal protection laws by a district court in Glostrup, west of Copenhagen.
She had poured a very diluted amount of shampoo into a fish tank on an episode of the consumer affairs show she fronted to demonstrate the level of toxic material in a brand of anti-dandruff shampoo.
After three days, all but one of the fish were dead.
The lower court judge had ruled that she “deliberately committed an act of cruelty to animals” and violated animal protection laws, but decided not to hand down any sentence yet.