Florida idiots film themselves dragging live shark behind boat


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a disturbing video that shows three colossal idiots dragging a live shark behind a boat at high speeds.

The video, which has been shared thousands of times, shows three men smiling and joking while a shark is violently whipped around and dragged behind the boat.

"Look it’s already almost dead," says one man laughing and pointing at the shark.

The FWC is not pleased.
We have been alerted to this video. We take this very seriously and are currently investigating this incident. We are also attempting to identify the individuals in the video and where it took place. If you have any information, please contact our Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 or [email protected]. Individuals can remain anonymous.

Obviously the video has gotten the attention of the fishing community, as well as the FWC. "This is just really sick, one of the most horrific things I have seen in 50 years of professional sport fishing," said Mark "The Shark" Quartiano to WESH.

At the moment, no one has been charged with any crime (which is why we haven't mentioned any of the men's names or social media accounts, though they're incredibly easy to look up) it's really only a matter of time.

Other posts from the boat driver's Instagram account, who has been savagely outed by social media users, show him allegedly manhandling pelicans, catching illegal tarpon, and in one photo, holding a dead dog with a rope around its neck and insinuating that it will soon be fed to sharks.

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