Man Drags Live Protected Shark Onto Beach for Selfies

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Suffolk County Police Department
A man went to the beach in New York and gave a shark the worst day of his life. He caught a sand tiger shark, a protected species, while fishing, and then decided to drag the shark onto shore so people could take selfies with it. 

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This shark could not breathe the whole time he was on the beach and it was hot out. So basically the shark was suffocated just so some people can take a photo. On top of that, the shark may have suffered internal organ and tissue damage, which can happen if a shark is exposed to gravity on land. The shark was finally put back into the water, but experts say that he may die due to this incident.

The man who dragged the shark on shore is so selfish and every single person who took a selfie should be ashamed of themselves for not immediately insisting he put it back in the water. But truly, the man who did this should be punished for his actions. This sand tiger shark is a protected species and it may lose its life over this.

Sign on to demand justice for this poor shark who must have suffered terribly!
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