Two brothers who shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin in February just got off with a mere year of probation, some fines and a measly 50 hours of community service. They will serve no time for killing an innocent animal with an arrow.
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Cory and Cade Moseley, who killed the dolphin for fun, originally faced up to a year in federal prison and a $20,000 fine for "taking" the dolphin from Cow Bayou in Jasper County, Texas.
The act that took an innocent animal's life is considered a misdemeanor. This means that the ruling is totally legally legit.
In the eyes of federal law, killing a defenseless dolphin with a bow and arrow is the same as transporting water hyacinths .