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Hawaii tiger shark hooking video sparks anger



HONOLULU (AP) An online video of young men hooking a Big Island tiger shark is sparking outrage among people who say it appears they were harassing or even torturing the animal for entertainment. 
 
The YouTube video is titled "Catching a 12-14 Ft Tiger Shark!" It also says "Catch and Release." 
 
The clip shows men pulling a shark toward a rocky shoreline with a rope. Someone in the background laughs as the shark thrashes in the water. 
 
Oriana Kalama of the Maui nonprofit Ocean Defenders says it's disturbing that people would try to catch a shark for entertainment. 
 
The person who posted the video didn't respond to a Facebook message seeking comment. 
 
The state says it's not illegal to fish for sharks and nothing in the video was against the law.

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