The juvenile court in Lelystad, the Netherlands, has sentenced three youths to public service for the abuse of two cormorants.
The youths, all younger than 21, dragged the birds behind motorized bikes and threw stones at them.
Two of the youths must perform 25 hours of pubic service. The third youth, who already had a record with the court, was given a sentence of 80 hours. A fourth suspect, an adult, is still to be tried. The birds were targeted because they depleted the fish population in the canals of Urk.