Shark Tied to the Back of Boat and Dragged in Video Deserves Justice

Target: John Mlna, Orlando Chief of Police

Goal: Find and prosecute men who tied shark to a boat and dragged the animal at high speed.

A video shows a shark tied to the back of a boat being dragged at high speed through the water. A photo, which was too graphic for outlets to publish, showed the shark being ripped to pieces by two men, whose faces can’t be seen. The photo and video were sent to South Florida charter fishing Captain Mark Quartiano. “This is just sick. It’s one of the most horrific things I’ve seen in 50 years of professional sport fishing,” said Captain Quartiano.

Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that authorities get involved and find and prosecute the people involved in this disturbing, cruel video.


Dear Chief Mlna,

A video shows a shark, who was tied to the back of a boat, being dragged through the water at high speed. South Florida charter fishing Captain Mark Quartiano says he received a photo of the shark being ripped to pieces by two men.

So far, the identity of the men in this disturbing footage remains unknown. We urge you to utilize all resources to help find and prosecute the people involved in this disgusting case of cruelty.


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Photo credit: Nathan Rupert

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  1. Margaret Melnick says:

    Even if this video is so terrible take out the frame of the men. Even if their faces can’t be seen they may be recognized by people who know them well by their walk or the way they stand. Although it won’t identify them it will give the police someone to look into.

  2. cheap fun…ban their boating/fishing license

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