German woman convicted of animal cruelty for crushing mice in fetish video

A German woman filmed crushing mice for a fetish video has been convicted of violating animal protection laws and fined.

The dpa news agency reported that a court in Koblenz ordered the 29-year-old former German army soldier Thursday to pay €1,500 euros ($2,000) to an animal shelter.

The woman, whose name wasn't given in keeping with German privacy laws, was convicted of making a video in which she taped 33 mice to the ground and then stepped on them one by one. The 33-year-old man who filmed the video was also convicted and given the same fine.

The woman said she made the video for a man she met online who offered her 100,000 euros ($136,670) for it. It was unclear whether the film was delivered or the woman paid.