3 teens accused of stoning a swan to death in Italy

Three teenage boys from Denmark, aged 16, 17, and 17, have been accused of killing a swan after pelting the animal with rocks during a school trip to Lake Garda in Italy.

“It was very violent and happened in front of a lot of people. So we want to make an example,” stated police officer Frnacesco Milardo in the town of Peschiera del Garda, reports the Local.

According to the police report, the boys had been walking along the lake when a swan hissed at them and puffed out its chest. With witnesses present and outraged, the boys threw stones at the swan and didn’t stop, even when the animal ran away and tried to hide in the tall grasses. The swan died as a result of its injuries.

A youth court in Venice has been informed of the incident, and it is expected Italian authorities will be in touch with the teens even though they have returned to Denmark. Animal cruelty convictions in Italy can result in prison sentences ranging for four months to two years, however it is unlikely the teens will receive such a strict sentence. More than likely, they will face fines.

Such examples of animal cruelty by teenagers send shivers up all of our spines.

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9 replies
  1. Barbara Garabedian says:

    horrible creeps teens I hope all of you die & get stoned to death not one of you deserve to live evil creeps god bless beautiful swan Rest In Peace bg

  2. maxiemom says:

    Personally, I think the filth should receive both finds AND jail! If they make an example of this scum, then maybe other visitors will think twice before they do the same thing.

  3. vicki hood says:

    People stood around and watched? These sewer scum loved the audience.. I am 81 but i would have knocked the crap out of them. Poor beautiful swan. I am so sorry no one cared enough to stop the torture and murder.

  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    The kids should be fined, given 3 years community service working with animals under supervision and the parents be given a greater fine and jail time for the parents although not together so someone can stay home with their kid while the other parent is in jail. The parents evidently did not teach these children right from wrong and everybody should pay.

  5. J. Martin says:

    I don’t give a shit how old these vile pukes are .. they like doing that crap. Let people whip rocks ( and make them BIG ONES) at their heads; Until they cease to breath. Bet it won’t be as fun then.

  6. Red says:

    I thought they were going to MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THEM ??!!! Give them the full two years locked up and let them think about the cruelty they inflicted on this beautiful wild bird.


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