Dan Bizlerian Sparks Outrage – Bikini Girl Rides Endangered Tortoise

March 3, 2017

dan-bilzerian-tortioseNot long ago, Dan Bilzerian’s biggest problem involved getting Bill Perkins booted from America’s Cardroom for multi-accounting. But he’s stepped into a whole new world of trouble after posting an Instagram picture with a bikini-clad woman riding a 100-year-old tortoise.

Vacationing on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island – Branson’s privately owned land in the British Virgin Islands – Bilzerian thought that the girl riding the Galapagos tortoise would make for a trending picture.

But some of his Instagram followers were outraged upon finding out that this is an endangered animal.

Bilzerian immediately began receiving flack after sending the pic to his 20.9 million followers, with one posting: “100% it is disrespectful – no need to interfere with nature like. Just take a photo and move on – but sitting on it? Just how’s a lack of class and education.”

Another commented that Bilzerian should be “ashamed of himself” for putting the picture on Instagram.

According to The Mirror, the poker pro and social media star wasn’t having it and fired back: “Get off your soapbox, the people working there said it’s fine to sit on them.

Bilzerian is referring to the World Wildlife Fund workers, who, along with Brandon, help protect the endagered Galapagos tortoises.

As for sitting on the tortoise, Rob Stewart Photography claims that they can carry a full-grown adult on their back with no problem.

The age might be a slight problem, though, because Galapagos tortoises have an average life span of just over 100 years. The oldest of these creatures on record was 152 years.

But given the fact that tortoises are capable of carrying people and the workers told Bilzerian it was fine, we don’t see any animal abuse going on here.