TAMPA, FLA. (WSVN) - A shocking video has surfaced featuring a group of people pouring beer into a hammerhead shark’s gills, and one of the men involved may have a connection to a previous video of shark abuse.
For someone who works with sharks everyday, Eric Hovland was horrified when he saw a video of a shark being dragged by a speeding boat. Now, upon seeing another video that shows beer being poured into a shark’s mouth and gills has disturbed him even more.
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“That makes it monstrous, pouring that liquid into that shark,” Hovland said. “That shark was probably far gone, or on its way out already.”
The video was posted to a fishing page on Facebook, and it has the caption “Who needs a beer bong.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the video.
Earlier, they identified the four people seen in the video of the shark being dragged, but they did not release their identities.
However, the captain of the boat is reported to be Michael Wenzel, and he may be involved in the beer incident as well.
Many animal activists believe the group has been doing acts like these for years, after digging through pictures on Wenzel’s social media.
Although one of the boaters involved in the dragging video apologized for his actions, critics of the videos believe the group responsible is showing no signs of stopping their behavior.
Wenzel’s attorney was reached for comment, and he said none of men in the video that shows the shark being dragged have been criminally charged.
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