Artist Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking
Artist Enrique Gomez De Molina was sentenced to 20 months in prison and a $6,000 fine in Miami on Friday for trafficking in illegal and threatened wildlife. The artist used parts of animals to create his art:
De Molina’s Miami attorney Ben Kuehne said the artist was “extremely remorseful and apologetic,” while fully acknowledging his actions which were opposite to what he meant to express with his art: that humans menace the rich diversity of wildlife.
“In promoting that message, he fell grievously from doing things the right way and became one of the very people he tried to educate,” Kuehne said.
What more can really be said about this?