WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT: An investigation is underway to find the person who filmed confronting footage of a dog mauling a stingray.
The four-minute Facebook video, which has since been removed, shows a Staffy biting into the sea creature on-board a boat.
The incident is believed to have happened on a West Australian commercial fishing boat, Nine News reported.
Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPRIRD) described the behaviour as “not acceptable”.
The department has launched an investigation to find the fisherman who filmed the incident.
“Fishers, both commercial and recreational, should act responsibly at all times,” a DPRIRD spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia on Saturday.
“This includes making themselves aware of and fishing within the rules that apply, as well as treating any fish that is either kept or to be released in a humane way.”
The department said it would examine the video as it investigated where and when the incident occurred and who was involved.
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