Last updated Fri 3 May 2013
Police are appealing for information following birds being shot at Norton Mills Lake at North Stainley in Ripon.
Canada and Greylag geese and a Mute Swan were all shot through the wings and legs with a rifle leaving them dead or severely injured.
PC Simon Crossley, a Wildlife Crime Officer with North Yorkshire Police said: “This is an utterly barbaric and sickening attack which has caused quite appalling and prolonged suffering.
“I urge anyone who can identify those responsible to contact the police immediately.”