The video of three fishermen dragging a shark from the back of a speedboat went viral in July, and in doing so, it captured the attention of Florida authorities.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the cruelty bestowed on the shark, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Officials announced Tuesday evening that a four-month investigation into the video led them to charge Michael Wenzel, 21, of Palmetto; Robert Lee Benac, 28, of Bradenton; and Spencer Heintz, 23, of Palmetto.
All three men are facing two counts of aggravated animal cruelty, a third-degree felony. Wenzel and Benac each face an additional misdemeanor charge of illegally taking a shark.
In the video, the men have a large shark tied by its tail to the back of a fishing boat. They proceed to drag the shark at high speeds. The shark is seen bouncing on the waves.
Watch the video below: