A district judge says Robert Hunter's actions caused a "high level of suffering" for the animal.
Eight charges relate to two boys at a parish church in the Workington area.
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The rare lunar rainbow was photographed over Cumbria during the super worm moon.
It is hoped the first projects backed by the recently-announced funding could start before the end of the year.
Former Carlisle striker Jabo Ibehre denies the Cumbrians a vital win by grabbing a second-half equaliser for Cambridge.
A second-half comeback by play-off hopefuls Harrogate Town rescues a draw against Barrow in the National League.
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