Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after being identified in a shark-dragging video that went viral in July. Miami charter fisherman Mark Quartiano posted the video on Facebook after two Instagram users (who he said were part of the cruelty) sent it to him.
“I was horrified,” Quartiano told CNN. “I’ve been shark fishing for 50 years, and I’ve never seen a disrespect for an animal my entire career that was that evil.”
In the video, men drag a shark behind a speedboat and laugh as it wriggles and flops around in pain.
At one point, one of the men appears to say with a jovial tone, “I think it’s almost dead.”
The video disturbed thousands of people, who shared it in the hope that it would lead to the capture of the three men responsible.
Now, arrests have been made. Michael Wenzel, 25; Robert Lee Benac, 28; and Spencer Heintz, 23,
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It’s a monkey takeover at Silver Springs State Park. Anywhere from 100 to 200 wild rhesus macques live at the Florida park—and an unknown number live nearby—and have gone viral thanks to an action-packed video shot by tourists.
As FoxNews shares, the footage shows seemingly aggressive monkeys on one of the park’s boardwalks. The kid shooting the video is screaming but also seems to be having fun experiencing the monkey attack. It doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt.
Park rangers are warning visitors not to feed the monkeys and are stepping up watch in areas where there is a high possibility of monkeys coming into contact with humans.
As Jacksonville.com shares, monkeys were introduced to the area in the 1930s as a way to attact tourists. The monkeys have since thrived on the climate and relative lack of predators at the park.
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If you’re a part of the half of the country that’s been in complete shambles since the election of Donald Trump, you can only imagine what his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton is going through.
From the moment she postponed her concession speech, it was obvious this wasn’t going to be an easy loss for her. I mean, really, 19 months of campaigning and dealing with a sexist, racist, homophobic, pompous bigot would do that to you, right? I’m just guessing.
Hillary confirmed that logic when she made a speech for The Children’s Defense Fund gala last night.
Very honestly, according to the Daily Mail, she confessed that she hasn’t had the best of days since Election Day aka Doomsday 2016.
“I will admit coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me,” she began. “There have been a few times this past week when all
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