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Manatee found with 'Trump' etched on its back

By T.K. Randall
January 12, 2021 · Comment icon 10 comments

Manatees are a protected species. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Chris Muenzer
Wildlife officials are investigating after the animal was found with the outgoing president's name written on it.
It seems that nowhere can escape the impact of recent political events in the US, as evidenced recently by the discovery of a manatee - a type of ocean-going mammal - with the word "Trump" deliberately etched into the algae growing on its back.

Spotted on Sunday in Florida's Homosassa River, the manatee did not appear to be injured, however harassing the species constitutes a criminal offense in the US and anyone found guilty of doing so potentially faces a jail sentence and a fine of up to $50,000.

The Center for Biological Diversity, which is a conservation charity, is offering a reward of $5000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of whoever was responsible.
"It's heartbreaking that this manatee was subjected to this vile, criminal act," said director Jaclyn.

"It's clear that whoever harmed this defenceless, gentle giant is capable of doing grave violence and needs to be apprehended immediately."

According to the US Fish and Wildlife service, Florida is home to around 6,300 manatees, however a combination of habitat loss and toxic algae blooms has been slowly reducing their numbers.

Source: BBC News | Comments (10)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 3 years ago
'Disturbing' is the proper word. Wtf? 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Orphalesion 3 years ago
How can anybody do that to such a sweet and pure creature as a manatee?
Comment icon #3 Posted by pbarosso 3 years ago
nothing to see here. the manatee is obviously a trump supporter.
Comment icon #4 Posted by simplybill 3 years ago
That’s a terrible thing, but it still made me laugh. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Wreck7 3 years ago
OMG! Someone scraped the algae off of a sea animal!  Did it go "oo" or "ahh"?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Robotic Jew 3 years ago
Obviously Antifa...
Comment icon #7 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
Maybe that's his name.
Comment icon #8 Posted by OverSword 3 years ago
Didn’t this happen four years ago?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Dr. Zodiac 3 years ago
This is trumped up. How do we know its Donald and not malaria or even Tiffany? Maybe its Biden trying to drum up hatred...
Comment icon #10 Posted by openozy 3 years ago
Trump may have marked it for when his mrs leaves him.

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