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Feds Searching for Men Who Rode on Dying Sperm Whale

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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.

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  • oh the humanity, or lack of.

  • Janet Bronce

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

    • 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.


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