Is this really necessary?

In June, an Everglades airboat operator dangled a fish over the water.  A 9-foot alligator lunged out of the water and grabbed the fish – along with the man’s hand!  The alligator was tracked and killed, and the man’s hand was found in the animals stomach.  After an investigation, State wildlife officers charged the man with a misdemeanor for ILLEGALLY FEEDING THE ALLIGATOR!  The man could be fined up to $500 and could go to jail.

Here’s my question:  Isn’t a $500 fine to keep you from feeding alligators a little unnecessary after GETTING YOUR HAND BITTEN OFF?