JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local animal advocacy organization created a change.org petition seeking criminal charges against the students responsible for hanging a dead shark from the rafters at Ponte Vedra High School.
The petition said “we are dealing with high school seniors who have a blatant disregard for life and find killing, mutilating, and displaying the body of an animal as “funny” or a “prank this kind of mentality and behavior deserves to be punished.”
The petition has over 3,000 signatures so far. The goal is 5,000.
The founder of One Protest, Adam Sugalski, said it’s pretty disgusting these kids hung this dead shark on the school’s campus. He believes the shark didn’t deserve to be killed like this just for a senior prank.
“Sharks deserve better than that, I mean they play such a big role in keeping oceans healthy and that’s why it so important to us and its not just a shark. Its like symbolic of like we should be protecting everyone, nature, and everything,” said Sugalski.