By Red Pill   |  08-01-2017   Goldwater TV
Photo credit: FWC

Incredibly disturbing video a group of drunken anglers tying a shark to a boat and dragging the fish to its death from the back of the engine at high speeds is causing massive outrage as the video goes viral on social media.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shark being dragged by boat and now <a href="https://twitter.com/MyFWC">@MyFWC</a> is investigating - warning: video may be hard to watch <a href="https://t.co/wZ8doNV5Nv">https://t.co/wZ8doNV5Nv</a> <a href="https://t.co/l52w72rdfc">pic.twitter.com/l52w72rdfc</a></p>&mdash; Paul Michael Mueller (@WFLAPaulM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WFLAPaulM/status/889943255835709441">July 25, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The video begins and appears to show a shark, tied by its tail, dragged by a speeding boat. The video then shifts directions to show three men on the boat laughing as they look back at the shark which is slowly dying being ripped apart by the high-speed thrashing against the waves.

“When I first saw it I almost, like, threw up. It was so horrifying,” said celebrity South Florida Shark Hunter was known as Mark The Shark. He claims a fan of his on social media sent him the video in an attempt to gain notoriety.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great column by Mark Blythe in <a href="https://twitter.com/orlandosentinel">@orlandosentinel</a> about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/shark?src=hash">#shark</a> being dragged behind speeding boat. One question: &quot;Why?&quot; <a href="https://t.co/ZDPfUNaUP8">pic.twitter.com/ZDPfUNaUP8</a></p>&mdash; Melissa C. Márquez (@mcmsharksxx) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcmsharksxx/status/892091654601150464">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Mark The Shark said, “They said ‘Oh, this is pretty cool, look what we did to the shark’ and I go ‘Are you kidding me, man?’ That’s when I instantly reposted it and that’s when all the feedback started coming out. All the people started going crazy and it went viral.”

More than 40,000 people have seen the video of the shark violently being smacked around toward its death, popping above and below of the surface of the water.

At one point a man on the boat is heard mocking the dying animal. “Look, it’s already almost dead,” he’s heard saying while pointing at the dying shark.

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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">Image sent to ‘Mark The Shark’ via Instagram</span>

Adding insult to injury, Mark The Shark says he was later sent a picture of the dead shark’s mangled carcass, held up like a trophy catch.

He says he notified the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and FWC confirms officers are working the case.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some of men allegedly involved in a horrifying video showing a shark being dragged by a… <a href="https://t.co/gAdEsm71dn">https://t.co/gAdEsm71dn</a> <a href="https://t.co/71NeLKY2Z0">pic.twitter.com/71NeLKY2Z0</a></p>&mdash; David Trender (@IceTrends) <a href="https://twitter.com/IceTrends/status/891949942515879936">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote>

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“To drag a shark by the tail on a rope, it’s not sporting. It’s not. It should be against the law,” said Mark the Shark.

FWC officers say they're investigating and that they’re taking this very seriously and looking into whether any laws were broken.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 or [email protected] where individuals can remain anonymous.

Source:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article164247422.html

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