Why do they do this? Frat boy uses shark to open a can of beer in Spring Break

The frat boys in this video should be punished for their ignorant actions. And while they most likely think they have done nothing wrong, animal advocates around the world are thinking otherwise. The video shows a frat boy using a shark that has washed up on shore to open a can of beer in a Spring Break stunt that is provoking the wrath of social media. The shirtless reveler hits a beer can off the shark's razor-sharp teeth to open then downs the beer. Another boy can be seen forcing open the shark's jaw on a sunny beach. The technique they are doing is known as shotgunning where drinkers down their beers as quickly as possible. The video clip has provoked backlash with all sorts of comments, from people wishing the shark had eaten the boy's arm to anger over the video. The entitled boy breaks open the can on the shark's teeth, while his friends cheer him on. The boy then downs the beer in seconds as another reveler forces open the shark's jaw on a sunny beach in a location that is unidentified. In another video, a boy goes swimming where there are at least four sharks in the pool at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas which has been a hot spot for adventure seeking Spring Breakers. Two videos were posted to Total Frat Move of separate incidents at the same holiday resort where one man swears as he risks his life to swim with the impending sharks. The man's friends can be heard frantically shouting for him to get out as one of the hungry sharks comes within inches of his feet.

Animal rights are the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their lives and that their most basic interests such as the need to avoid suffering should be given the same consideration as similar interests of human beings. Advocates of the rights of animals oppose the assignment of moral value and fundamental protections by species membership alone, an idea that has been known since 1970 as speciesism when the term was first used by Richard D. Ryder. Animal rights advocates maintain that animals should no longer be viewed as property or used for food, research, clothing, subjects, entertainment, or beasts of burden. And while not everyone might agree with these ideas, there need to be stronger laws in place to protect animals, so these sort of things do not happen.

Animal law is now widely taught in law schools all over North America, and several prominent legal scholars support the extension of basic legal rights and personhood to at least some animals. The good news in the fight to protect animals and a step in the right direction. The animals most often considered in arguments for personhood are chimpanzees and bonobos. As humans, we are morally responsible for treating animals in a kind and responsible way. The argument over animal rights has been going on for centuries. With Aristotle arguing that animals lacked reason, which placed humans at the top of the natural world. The respect for animals in ancient Greece was also very high. With some animals being considered divine, such as dolphins. The 21st-century debates about animals and their rights can be traced back to the ancient world, and the idea of a divine hierarchy.

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