We have previously discussed cruel abuse of wild animals by people who then post their twisted achievements on the Internet. One such idiot is Robert Lee “Bo” Benac III who recorded the dragging of a shark to its death behind a high-speed boat. Benac was given a generous a plea deal and sentenced to only 10 days in jail. He is the third person to face charges for the disgusting videotape shoot near Egmont Key, Florida. Benac pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and violation of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules. This is what you get for an open and brutal case of torturing a wild animal to its death.
While Benac asked for leniency of the court, he showed no such empathy on the videotape which recorded the laughter of the men as they tortured the shark.
Michael Wenzel, 23, took a plea deal in February, according to the Bradenton Herald. Spencer Heintz, 35, was also arrested in December 2017, but the charges against Heintz were eventually dropped.
The only reason that these men were discovered and punished was that they were so cruel that they thought other people would find the videotape as funny as they did. Instead, it sparked a global outrage. Yet, this type of wanton cruelty is rarely even subject to a day in jail. As light as this sentence was, it is heavier than the vast majority of such cases.