$100,000 fine for killing a Sea Lion

Stranded-Sea-Lion_127x127An adult female sea lion was found dead on Venice Beach on August 3. She had been shot three times.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, as killing a marine mammal is a violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which can result in a $100,000 fine and a year in prison. MORE