Categories: OMG

Cruel Locals Filmed Riding On The Back Of Endangered Turtle in Indonesia

The distressed animal only wanted to return to the water!

  • A viral video taken in Indonesia made rounds on the internet lately.
  • The clip showed several people on the beach riding the back of a distressed leatherback turtle.
  • According to WWF, these turtles are vulnerable and are considered endangered.

A disturbing footage recently went viral in social media where we see several people riding on the back of a poor sea turtle. Not surprisingly, the clip has sparked anger from netizens everywhere.

According to reports, the incident happened in Indonesia’s Asukweri beach. The leatherback turtle was spotted crawling to the area to lay an egg. But alas, young and adult locals took turns getting on the animals back.

This leatherback sea turtle has been treated cruelly by locals at Asukweri Beach in Indonesia.

The viral video shows a man sitting on the turtle’s back while people around him just simply looked over. Later on, another guy carried a kid onto it, joining someone else who was munching on a snack while on top of the turtle. As if all that wasn’t enough, a man wearing was also seen then holding its flippers and then standing on them.

To make matters worse, leatherback turtles are considered endangered species.

Leatherback turtles are the biggest turtle species and they can grow to about 8.9 feet. Despite their size, however, they remain to be vulnerable to different types of danger – especially to plastic bags thrown in the oceans, which they eat, thinking they are jellyfish.


In a post in their official website, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) also indicated that while these turtles have “survived” for millions of years, they are now currently “facing extinction” as their population have continuously declined.

You can watch the video here:

Like on Facebook


Netizens took it to social media to express their displeasure towards what happened. For example, a YouTube user wrote:

“Just shows how many people lack common sense. No respect. No morals, raising their young to be just as ignorant as they are.”

As of this writing, authorities have yet to make a statement about the incident.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes

Swarm of bees stings the eyes of penguins in Cape town 60 penguins died from…

November 16, 2021

2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast

A massive ocean sunfish measuring 2,000 kilograms was caught on North African Coast It is named Mola alexandrini or…

November 16, 2021

Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards

A businessman in Georgia utilized the Covid-19 relief to buy a limited edition Charizard Pokemon card He committed…

November 8, 2021

Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway

Man captures an alligator in his neighbor's yard in FloridaHe uses a trash can to…

November 1, 2021

Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings

Man surprises the reporter with his answer on how he would use the money if…

November 1, 2021

Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing

A man was lost in the forestA man joins a search party looking for himselfHe…

November 1, 2021

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience.