Woman convicted, fined for mouse-crushing video

BERLIN (AP) - 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 an unidentified man she met online who offered her 100,000 euros ($136,670) for it. The woman delivered the film, but says she was not paid.