Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

sperm whale ridersperm whale rider

Feds Searching for Men Who Rode on Dying Sperm Whale

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

A few days ago heartbreaking photos surfaced of two men attempting to ride a dying sperm whale as if it were a surf board in the waters off Pompano beach.

The 40-foot whale was in distress, and, as one might imagine, humans harassing the animal in such an invasive way is thought to have potentially contributed to the death.

Thankfully, the feds are taking the crime seriously and are looking for the men. According to the SunSentinal, conviction of such a crime could result in up to a year in prison and a pricey $100,000 fine.

If you know any information about who these men were, please call the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s hotline: 800-856-1964.

And a big thank you to witness and photographer of the image above, Margie Casey, for taking the picture and hopefully educating any other would-be whale surfers that such behavior is reprehensible and criminal.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
  • http://twitter.com/mehrmur mehr ali

    oh the humanity, or lack of.

  • Janet Bronce

    Please the whale was dying and two men decided to ride it. BIG DEAL!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.tory.3 Andrea Tory Godlew

      I hope someone harasses you and tries to ride you when YOU’RE dying! Animals have emotions such as fear and the poor thing was probably TERRIFIED! How can you be so uncompassionate?

  • phloxy

    We need to rid our species of such scumbags as these.

blood

Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells

Blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells!

shutterstock_436148218

Stop calling vegan food “cruelty-free”

Many vegans proudly proclaim that their food is “cruelty-free” as though issues of justice and injustice begin and end with our use of nonhuman animals.

shutterstock_273565880

My Parents Forced Veganism on Me

If vegan parents don’t “force” their vegan values and beliefs on their children, society won’t hesitate to “force” standard American values instead.