Così dice la persona che ha girato questo video, pare che i due canoisti hanno “inavvertitamente” pescato questa piovra. I commenti su Youtube sono massacranti, il video ha prodotto quasi 35 milioni di visualizzazioni in 3 anni, generando le ire degli animalisti. Vi riportiamo qui sotto il testo che ha scritto l’autore del video, voi cosa ne pensate?
“Bryce hooked into a octopus which he originally thought was a snag. I was able to get some pretty sweet underwater shots while it was next to his kayak. The octopus was kept and enjoyed. It swallowed a pretty large hook so its survival was unlikely. I used a Kodak Playsport (Zx3) to film this.
Further info for the people commenting:
For the record, I didn’t kill it, or eat it. I just filmed it. Also, it was not wasted. Its sacrifice was well respected among those that did eat it. I’m not a biologist of any kind, but a simple search on the internet shows that octopuses are not a rare animal. In fact, there is evidence that suggests they are overpopulated in their range. They have a life-span of 3 to 5 years so I’m guessing because of its size that this one was nearing the end of that span. So, I would rather it be killed quickly and not wasted than it be set free to suffer and starve for the last year or so of its life with a six inch hook in its mouth.”