• Germany's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Pervert-pleasing high-heeled mice stompers convicted of cruelty

The Local · 15 Nov 2011, 15:55

Published: 15 Nov 2011 15:55 GMT+01:00

The women, aged 29 and 25, made a film of their “animal crushing” exploits, as the disturbing practice is known, having been promised what the court in Darmstadt heard was a considerable amount of money by a man for the video.

More about the man could not be released as he is charged in a different case, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

The women did not only step on mice, but also two lizards and three geckos, and ran over 12 mice in a car on the video, the court heard on Tuesday. They also filmed themselves burning mice with lit cigarettes.

The prosecutor said the “animal crushing” perversion was a rare kind of foot fetishism. “Customers who watch films with such content, satisfy themselves according to our information, by watching pretty women slowly step on the animals, while wearing socks, high heels or while barefoot,” she added.

The authorities used the video made by the women as evidence in the case. The 29-year-old woman was sentenced to a suspended sentence of nine months, and told to pay €500 to an animal protection organisation. Her 25-year-old friend is missing and could not be sentenced on Tuesday.

The defence lawyer criticised the sentence as particularly harsh. “One has to see that my client did not torture the animals for fun, rather that she needed the money that she had been promised in advance,” he said. He complained that the conditions of her sentence wrecked her plans to move to the United States to study business as she would no longer be allowed in the country.

Story continues below…

The Local/hc

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

17:02 November 15, 2011 by Bushdiver
What do you think the dead animals thought of their sentence by these two dumb broads? Their lawyer criticised their sentence as particulary harsh. I think they got off way too easy. I doubt that this incident wrecked any plans for the one idiot to go to the US. In any case we have enough yo yo's there allready, we don't need anymore.
18:41 November 15, 2011 by Englishted
Rodent snuff .
18:48 November 15, 2011 by Gretl
So when I bought live mice for my cats for Christmas....
05:34 November 16, 2011 by vonSchwerin
"The 29-year-old woman was sentenced to a suspended sentence of nine months"

This is what's wrong with the German criminal justice system. People who engage in fraud, assault, and crimes other than fetishistic animal stomping routinely get suspended sentences. Why can't they serve a little hard time rather than getting a slap on the wrist?
11:56 November 16, 2011 by storymann
I am real sorry to hear that her future studies in the USA have been thwarted by this despicable act of animal cruelty. Truly disgusting and unconscionable.
13:03 November 16, 2011 by bearded1
Mike Tyson is a convicted RAPIST and can still travel around EUROPE.BUT then again it boils down to LAWS of the land maybe GERMANY needs to rethink its Ideas on punishment and put the CRIMINALS in a proper PRISON here in Germany with PROPER PUNISHMENT and keep CONVICTED CRIMINALS out,let us law abiding citizens sleep peacefuly in our beds....
13:07 November 16, 2011 by The-ex-pat
@ 05:34 November 16, 2011 by vonSchwerin

Because if it is not tax evasion or Fahrerflucht then it is not a real crime.............
20:19 November 17, 2011 by luv4tn
The criminal justice system in Germany is based on being therapeutic ad nausseum. One doesn't have to fear more than a slap on the hand, even if one beats up people in public ...
11:57 November 18, 2011 by bal00
I don't understand the comments about the justice system. They killed a few mice and reptiles, and while that is cruel, it's hardly something that would justify a prison sentence.

Some people feed their pets live mice and you can buy devices and chemicals designed to kill mice and other rodents in stores. Some people actually kill rodents for a living, and there are plenty of companies out there that kill thousands of mice every year testing drugs, cosmetics, food additives, dyes and who knows what else.

Prison time for killing animals that are regarded as pests? Please.
23:43 November 18, 2011 by maxbrando
Just think of this as botique road pizza.
20:05 November 25, 2011 by Urquan
What if CEO of McDonalds was caught while jerking off to a video clip of chickens and cows getting slaughtered in the slaughterhouse?

According to this German court, they would shut down all McDonalds restaurants, slaughter facilities and arrest the personnel working in the slaughterhouse.

This is so stupid.
Today's headlines
Vice-Chancellor: TTIP trade deal is dead
Photo: DPA

Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States were effectively dead in the water.

Law to force mums to give up identity of child's real father
Photo: DPA

Germany has drafted a law requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.

Gallery
Germans race bulls too, but with a difference
Photo: DPA

The most important sporting events only happen every four years: the World Cup, the Olympics, and of course the Münsing ox race.

Attempted murder charge for Isis teen who stabbed cop
A police officer stands on a train platform at Hannover main station. Photo: DPA

German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for Isis.

Nearly 9,000 refugee children reported missing: report
Refugee children in Hamburg. Photo: DPA.

German media reported on Monday that the number of refugee children reported as missing has doubled to reach nearly 9,000.

EU nations must not refuse Muslim migrants: Merkel
Photo: DPA

The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc.

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
File photo: DPA

When a man swimming naked in a Bavarian lake felt a strange pain in his nether regions, he looked up to see a fisherman on the shore. "Don’t pull!" he shouted.

Study finds rival Rhineland beers 'actually taste the same'
Left: Altbier. Right: Kölsch. Or can you even tell? Photos: DPA.

Cologne and Düsseldorf have a long established rivalry, not least over who has the better home brew. So the results of a new study might be more than they can swallow.

Eastern Europe pushes Germany for joint EU army
Angela Merkel (l), Beata Szydlo and Victor Orban. Photo: DPA

Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Merkel’s party mate wants to get rid of all Karl Marx streets
Karl Marx and one of the roadways in Berlin named for him. Photos: Wikimedia Commons, Nicor

Hundreds of streets are named after the founder of communism, but this conservative politician wants to give Marx the boot.

Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
National
Ouch! Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
Sponsored Article
Why expats choose international health insurance
National
Six reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
National
15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
Culture
7 American habits that make Germans very, very uncomfortable
Sponsored Article
Life in Jordan: 'Undiscovered treasure'
Rhineland
Story of a fugitive cow who outwitted police for weeks before capture
Culture
Eleven famous Germans with surnames that'll make your sides split
Lifestyle
The best ways to get a visa as an American in Germany
Sponsored Article
Why Jordan is the ‘Different’ East
Gallery
Germany's 17 Olympic gold medals in pictures
Sponsored Article
Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate
Society
Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer
Sponsored Article
Jordan Pass: your ticket to the experience of a lifetime
Lifestyle
What's on in Germany: events for August 2016
Sponsored Article
Jordan: where history meets adventure
National
Six things you need to know when moving to Germany
Travel
These 10 little-known German towns are a must see
Sponsored Article
6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money
International
German scientists prove birds can sleep while flying
Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
Technology
London v. Berlin: Which is better for startups?
Sponsored Article
Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
Lifestyle
13 mortifying mistakes German learners always make
Sponsored Article
Jordan: where history meets adventure
Travel
Enter if you dare: Berlin's best abandoned haunts
Sponsored Article
6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money
Lifestyle
10 rookie errors all Brits make when they arrive in Germany
National
How to get German citizenship (or just stay forever)
Technology
Brexit will turn Berlin into 'Europe’s startup capital'
Travel
Six soothing day trips to escape the bustle of Berlin
International
'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'
Features
Six odd things Germans do in the summer
8,441
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd