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Spring Breakers Abusing Animals on Social Media Draw Outrage

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    Spring Breakers Abusing Animals on Social Media Draw Outrage
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    When college students make their annual trek toward coastal cities for spring break, locals may expect the partiers to disrespect their beaches, not their wildlife.

    Social media posts showing college students abusing animals with spring break-inspired activities have sparked outrage.

    One post drawing criticism shows spring breakers piercing a canned drink by holding a shark’s mouth open and tapping the can against the animal’s teeth to chug it.

     

    The shark shotgun.

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    “This is absolutely not ok. Treat animals with respect,” said one Instagram user among the hundreds of comments disapproving – and some encouraging – of the spring breakers’ “shark shotgun.”

    The video has been viewed more than 612,000 times since being shared on the Total Frat Moves Instagram page.

    Other videos feeding the outrage include a man using a starfish as a funnel for his cocktail, and one college-aged beach-goer walking on the sand with a seagull clutched in his hands.

    Some social posts also showed dangerous stunts between spring breakers and the local wildlife.

    One video posted on Instagram shows a spring breaker jumping into a shark tank at the Atlantis Resort, and jumping out as the shark swam his way.