- A dying shark has been filmed tied to a car and dragged along a road at speed
- The clip was taken in Western Australia and posted on a fishing Facebook group
- A voice in the video can be heard saying ‘he is done’ in reference to the shark
Disturbing footage has emerged of a dying shark being tied to a car and dragged along a Western Australia road.
The video was initially posted in the Fishing Western Australia Facebook group and shows the animal tied to a rope and hauled behind a vehicle at high speed.
Although barely moving, the shark is clearly alive for part of the video and can be seen bleeding as it is pulled along the quiet stretch of road.
Footage of a dying shark being tied to a car and dragged along a road was posted to a Western Australian fishing Facebook group
The callous recorder of the clip is heard laughing in the background and saying ‘he is done’ in reference to the shark’s welfare.
The Facebook group where post was made markets itself as a space where members can ‘ask for help, offer tips and show off their pics’.
Another video in the 30,000-member group shows a young man sit on and punch a small shark in the head several times.
The circulation of both clips led to the Western Australian Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly to condemn the behaviour.
During the shocking footage, a man can be heard saying ‘he is done’ in reference to the shark’s welfare
‘Frankly anyone who drags a shark behind a car is an idiot,’ Mr Kelly told Western Australian media today.
The video follows a string of similar incidents across the state and has led to animal welfare groups to call for tougher legislation.
‘We have to change legislation, they need to protection under the review of the animal act,’ RSPCA’s Dave Van Ooran told Nine News.
The Western Australia Department of Fisheries is currently investigating the video.
Another video posted in the same Facebook group shows a young man punching a shark several times in the head