& # 39; What the hell is wrong with people? & # 39; The smiling fisherman is spotted in a baby hammerhead shark and cuts his stomach in half before he throws it into the water
- The fisherman got a & # 39; cute little baby & # 39; hammerhead shark and laughed
- He then cut it open from the tail to the head before throwing it into the water to die
- Ryan Dowling called the fisherman for the deed and said he was disgusted
A man claims that he has ruthlessly seen a fisherman kill an endangered baby hammerhead shark for his own entertainment.
Ryan Dowling, from Cairns, said he saw animal abuse on Palm Cove in Queensland on Tuesday afternoon.
The fisherman grabbed a & # 39; cute little baby & # 39; hammerhead shark and laughed to himself as he tore the hook out of the animal and then cut it open from the tail to the head.
The man then threw the dying animal back into the water.
Ryan Dowling, from Cairns, said he had seen the animal abuse taking place
Mr. Dowling said Yahoo News he thought the deed was horrible and said there was no reason to kill the animal.
He said he has not yet had the chance to submit his claims to the authorities, but he has taken photos of the incident from a distance.
He shared the photos & # 39; s on his Facebook page next to the caption: & # 39; What the hell is wrong with people today? & # 39;
Another fisherman replied that he hates sharks while fishing while they steal my hard-earned bait and hooks, but when we land them they are quickly hooked and released. & # 39;
The fisherman pried an & # 39; cute little baby & # 39; hammerhead shark in his hand and laughed to himself as he tore the hook out of the animal and then cut it from his tail to the head
Dr. Leo Guida from the Australian Marine Conservation Society identified the baby as an endangered scalloped hammerhead.
He said that the species must be vigorously protected if they help to control the marine ecosystem.
& # 39; Scalloped hammerhead sharks are in danger and we have seen their numbers in Queensland waters fall by as much as 84 percent, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Scalloped hammerheads, like all sharks, are crucial to the health of the Great Barrier Reef because they control food webs. They should receive as much protection as possible. & # 39;
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