According to this Perth Now story, Stumpy was a long-time resident of Australia's Hamelin Bay, a popular tourist destination for stingray petting. Not long ago two young fishermen speared Stumpy and de-winged the massive ray much to the horror of onlookers. Thing is, Hamelin Bay is open to recreational fishing and spearing, and stingrays, despite their reps as tourist attractors, are not protected from fishing in any way. Some local residents are calling for the anglers' blood. If the spearfishermen knew that these stingrays were local "pets," this was in pretty bad taste. If they didn't, well, what can you say? No laws were broken.