the Farm was acclaimed for its sustainability and animal welfare. Now, the owner is convicted of animal cruelty.

The 86-year-old biodynamic farmer Niels Stokholm from Thorshøjgård in Villingerød at Dronningmølle has been sentenced to 30 days imprisonment and a ban on having anything to do with animals for three years.

It writes the Helsingør Dagblad.

Death by thirst
In march 2018, a calf on the farm that had died of thirst, while another calf had to be killed due to dehydration. The farmer had prior to the visit gotten several notices to provide the animals with enough water.

Agriculture has otherwise been hailed through the years, where among other things, they have supplied products to major restaurants such as the Michelin-starred restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. Today reject the restaurant, however, to work with the farm.

A 59-year-old woman, who also worked on the farm, have also been found guilty of animal cruelty. She was sentenced to 20 days imprisonment, while she, as the farmer also got a ban on having to do with animals for three years.

severe punishment
Niels Stokholm live on the farm, but because of the ban on working with animals, he must no longer be in the barns or in the vicinity of the farm’s animals. The operation of the farm shall also be transferred to the other.

senior prosecutor Rikke Hald from north Zealand Police went after a tougher penalty on 60 days ‘ unconditional imprisonment for Niels Stokholm. How did it not however.

It is not yet known whether the judgment appealed against.