Discussion Topic: Is Gentry’s $15,000 Fine a Fair Punishment?

_A federal judge sentenced country music star Troy Gentry on Friday to three months of probation and a $15,000 fine for killing a captive black bear named Cubby in a fenced enclosure near Sandstone and then trying to pass the bear off as a wild animal shot during an authentic bow hunt.

Gentry had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in November as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. Gentry agreed to forfeit his ill-gotten bear and the bow he used during the hunt. The 600-pound bear is immortalized in a taxidermy display at Gentry's Tennessee home. Gentry also agreed to give up his Minnesota hunting privileges for five years._

What’s your take? Is Gentry any different from other poachers? Is his punishment fair?