Sen. Brown Seeks To Increase Penalty For Harming Marine Mammals

BOSTON (CBS)— Sen. Scott Brown is responding to the killings of six seals on Cape Cod last month with legislation that would more than double the fines for hurting or harassing marine mammals.

Seals, whales, dolphins and other marine mammals are protected under federal law.

Right now, the penalty for violating that law is a $20,000 fine.

Brown wants that number increased to $50,000.

No suspects have been caught in the fatal shootings of six seals that were found dead along the Cape’s shoreline.

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  1. SICK OF IT says:

    YA HOW BOUT INCREASED PENALTYS FOR THROWING BABYS ON THE GROUND, DRUNK DRIVERS ,PEOPLE TEXTING AND DRIVING AND CHILD MOLESTERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS PUT MARINE ANIMALS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST

    1. Dave_D says:

      Or let’s at least get tougher on drunk child molesters who throw babies at marine mammals while texting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      geesh…

  2. Jan says:

    How about elder abuse — when the Fed cuts Social Security, refuses cost of living increases forever. decreases food stamps by saying that food costs less (when it actually is going up at lot), and is now going after Medicare and Medicaid. Mr. Brown, what do you hav to say about all that? We know what you have to say, because you have already said it! Killling seals is the least of our worries these days. Oh, yes, and where are the jobs that were supposed to emerge after the bailout, and also after the Bush tax cuts were not repealed on time? If we had full employment we would not have such a huge deficit because all employed people, unlike corporate pigs and CEO’s, would be contributing taxes to the government, both state and federal. Think about it.

  3. JohnC says:

    I like Senator Brown, but someone needs to tell him that it is the certainty of punishment, not the severity of it, that is the deterrent. And I agree with the three above posts.

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