05 Nov '11, 6pm

Reward for the conviction of New Jersey whale killer(s) has been increased to $11,000.

Sea Shepherd Offers $11,000 Reward for the Conviction of New Jersey Whale Killer Sea Shepherd Conservation Society wants the person(s) responsible for killing a pilot whale in New Jersey to be caught and punished. To that end, Sea Shepherd is offering a reward of USD $11,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. The 11 foot-long short-finned pilot whale suffered for a month before dying on a New Jersey beach in Allenhurst, a small Monmouth County town just north of Asbury Park, on September 24, 2011. The necropsy performed by authorities confirmed that the whale had been shot. Although the wound had partially healed, the .30 caliber bullet festered in the whale’s jaw preventing it from eating. The cause of death was starvation. The 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) protects whales; therefore killing a whale is a federal c...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/get-involved/rewards.html#new_...

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