A video of a shark dragged behind a high-speed boat caught the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and sparked an investigation into the incident, Florida’s Bradenton Herald reported.
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The video, which spread across social media sites, shows a shark’s body repeatedly slamming into the wake of a boat as it’s pulled at high speeds.Three men in the boat laugh and point as the animal flails helplessly behind them.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Wednesday it has identified the individuals in the video. FWC spokesman Rob Klepper said the agency will not release their identities while the investigation is ongoing.
“They thought it was funny, they thought it was cool,”. “Even if the shark was dead, you don’t do that. It’s totally disrespectful.”Social media users expressed outrage, while others thought nothing of the dragging.