Man sent to prison for fatally shooting elephant seal

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Man sent to prison for fatally shooting elephant seal (msn.com)

Jami Ganz1 day ago


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A Utah man will serve three months in prison for the 2019 fatal shooting of a northern elephant seal in California.

Prosecutors said Jordan Gerbich, 30, was sentenced Monday for killing the animal while it rested on a San Simeon-area beach, NBC Newsreports.

He pleaded guilty in December to one count of illegally taking a marine mammal, according to areleasefrom the U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California.

Gerbich was living in The Golden State when he shot the seal in the head, using a handgun, on Sept. 28, 2019 after a drunken friend ordered him to kill an animal “as a kind of grotesque test,” his federal public defender…

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