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Driver fined for cramming pony in hatchback

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police fined the driver of small hatchback car after spotting a Shetland pony crammed in the back, police said on Thursday.

"The small Shetland pony had no room to move and his head was pressed against the window," police said. A woman on the back seat held the animal by a rope.

Police fined the 42-year-old German driver of the Volkswagen Polo 220 euros ($277.1) for improper transport of the animal, just bought on a local Dutch market.

"Once the driver has obtained an export certificate, the pony can go to Germany," police said. 

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