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AUSTRALIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A photo of two men in Australia standing on a turtle went viral this week, sparking a wildfire of outrage.
Instagram user Ricky Rogers uploaded the infamous photo with the caption "Surfed a tortoise on zee weekend.. gnarly duddddeeeee," and it has animal welfare workers livid.
"These guys are just complete idiots. There's no way they should be doing what they were doing," Michael Beatty, spokesman for Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Queensland, told the Fraser Coast Chronicle.
The photo was quickly reported to the Queensland National Parks who made this statement on Facebook: