Calf Assault Trial

A Saratov region man has been sentenced to six months of community service for assaulting a calf, the Saratov Regional Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Monday.

The man, identified only as S. Konnov, kicked the calf at least 10 times on various parts of its body "with no justification," the statement said. Konnov said he only pushed the calf aside.

Konnov was convicted of animal cruelty and ordered to pay a fine.