People have reacted with anger after a video of two men surfing on the back of a rare shark went public.
In the video, the two guys seem to have no problem standing on the back of the whale shark holding a rope while being pulled along by a boat, and the footage is sickening.
Conservative group Marine Group claimed:
What a sad reflection on their attitude to wildlife when, instead of considering themselves fortunate to see this majestic creature in the wild, they choose to participate in a stupid stunt like this.
Not only did the footage go viral, Twitter users took to the social media platform to express their disgust at the actions of the duo, and did not mince their words.
Whale Shark 1 Dumbass Humans 0 http://t.co/X0uJxwfqGj
— Veronica Mars (@veroicone) June 19, 2015
— Hannah Fuchs (@ScienceBits_) June 19, 2015