A Louisiana couple says they have been receiving death threats after they recorded themselves touching an endangered monk seal during their honeymoon in Hawaii.
Their video caused outrage on social media after Mark and Lakyn recorded themselves interacting with a monk seal during their vacation on Monday. In the video, Lakyn can be seen touching the seal while it rests on the beach, and moments later, the animal snaps at her as Stephen laughs.
Currently, the video has 52,000 views on TikTok but the couple switched their profile to private after receiving numerous death threats for touching the endangered animal.
In Hawaii, interacting with a monk seal is a class C felony and can result in penalties of up to serving five years in prison plus a $50,000 fine.