New Delhi: Animals are gradually, it seems, becoming a means of entertainment for people around the world. Be it the Tiger Temple scandal in Thailand, or the Harambe killing incident, there are multifarious examples of how animals are being perceived as mere puppets in the hands of humans.
What people seem to forget that it is these animals that humankind is dependent upon and how their existence is extremely essential for us.
Marred by selfish motives, however, people believe in killing off the one thing we should actually be preserving.
An image of a “selfish selfie” has incurred the wrath of animal activists, which shows a group of young lifeguards and tourists posing with a shark.
The group of tourists in question, hauled a blue shark onto the sand last week and took selfies with the distressed animal.
What's worse is that, the lifeguards and Hark Rock Hotel employees saw the unfortunate event unfold in front of their eyes, but did that make them stop the group of tourists from doing it? No. Instead, they joined the group for more photo ops, as per a report from 9 News.
The poor shark eventually died due to dehydration from being out of the water for so long.
A shocking video showing how the shark was dragged out of the water was also uploaded on cyberspace, which has since been going viral.
The video shows seven men dragging the shark to the beach, while using a life ring to prevent the shark from moving.
Blue sharks, unfortunately are a threatened species which are mainly found in deep waters, however, they sometimes go to the shallow to look for food.
In a similar incident in January in Argentina, a baby dolphin was dragged out of the water by tourists who wanted selfies with it, as a result of which, it died.
Watch the video below:
(Video courtesy: Bavaro Digital)