Video shows man shooting shark hooked to fishing rod


In the video, a young man brings a seven-foot hammerhead shark alongside a boat.

In the video, the group of unidentified men can be seen reeling in a hammerhead shark before firing two gunshots into its side.

Russ Rector, an animal activist who said he was given the video by the person who recorded it, was told that it happened in the waters off Siesta Key near Sarasota.

The sickening footage, which is now being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, shows a man in sunglasses and a red cap pointing a small pistol at the helpless shark that was just caught, according to the Miami Herald.

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"My first reaction was how ridiculous it was and how cruel it was, quite frankly", Rector told the Herald. The video was titled "Who needs a beer bong?" 8 television that it is not legal to shoot a shark in Florida waters but it is legal farther out to sea in federal waters.

Late last month, video surfaced of a shark being dragged in the water behind a speeding boat. "This was all done so they can videotape it and show it to their friends".

"He didn't even have the knowledge, the courtesy or the empathy to put the bullet in the shark's head". "He fired shots into the gill, causing the shark to bleed out and suffocate". "The video is being investigated, and FWC can't confirm identities".