Video of tiger shark capture on Hawaii Island sparks controversy
Incredible video is making its rounds online showing a tiger shark being caught off-shore at Honokohau Harbor on Hawai’i Island. Reaction to the YouTube clip has been fierce, as a great majority of the comments come from people who can’t believe what they’re watching and want justice – some even calling for revenge.
The video, titled “Catching a 12-14 Ft Tiger Shark!” was posted on YouTube by Mikey McCrum on August 30, 2013. It’s described as “Big Rope + Big Cable + Big Hook + Big Bait = LIVE ACTION with a Big SHARK!!!”.
The clip was shared on Ocean Defender Hawai’i’s Facebook page two days ago, and has since been viewed and commented on hundreds of times.
“We were just really upset and saddened by the situation,” said Oriana Kalama, who founded the non-profit Maui-based organization, which is committed to sea animal protection.
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