Target: Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General
Goal: Punish tourist filmed pulling a shark from the ocean to pose with in selfie photos.
A recently released video shows a man pulling a shark from the ocean in order to pose with it for his friends to take pictures. The video, taken by journalist Ashleigh Walters from WPTV, comes on the heals of a similar incident in Argentina involving a baby dolphin.
The Florida video shows a man pulling a struggling shark from the sea and wrestling it onto the sand. It goes on to show the man’s six friends taking pictures of him posing with the traumatized shark. The shark is eventually released back into the sea, but is not seen resurfacing for several minutes.
This abusive behavior must not be allowed to continue. Demand the man in this video and his friends are located and punished for their heinous behavior.
Dear Attorney Bondi,
A video filmed by a local journalist shows a man wrestling a live, struggling shark from the ocean in order for his six friends to take turns photographing him posing with the animal. Although the shark was eventually released back into the sea, it was not seen resurfacing for several minutes and its long-term survival is unknown. Florida must take a zero-tolerance stand against such abusive actions.
We demand this man and his friends are investigated and punished accordingly.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Ashleigh Walters