Daily Beast: U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating the assault of a manatee that had “TRUMP” etched into its back, the Citrus County Chronicle reported on Monday. The manatee was found in the Homosassa River, located on Florida’s west coast.
The rage I feel reading about this as a Floridian is indescribable. Below is a list of places where you can donate to support manatee research and rescue in my home state. https://t.co/MRGohjHRnA— Rahawa Haile (@RahawaHaile) January 11, 2021
First lady had no comment…
Here is the video of the poor manatee that had "TRUMP" carved into its body.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 11, 2021
Minding it's own business and some monster(s) came along and did this.
If you have information on the person(s) who committed this federal crime please call 888-404-3922 https://t.co/maOImIxQS0 pic.twitter.com/Yx2qaGhFXe
Manatees are protected under the Endangered Species Act, and harassment of a manatee is a federal crime, as Craig Cavanna, a Fish and Wildlife official, told the Chronicle. “This is very out of character for this community,” Cavanna told the Chronicle. “Wildlife conservation is a core value in Citrus County. That’s why it’s called the Nature Coast.”
⚠️HELP FIND WHO MUTILATED A MANATEE: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating who carved the word "Trump" on a Florida manatee. USFWS is looking for any information: cal Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation hotline at 888-404-3922. https://t.co/FXQ2l3fYTj pic.twitter.com/jI9kL1BNe5— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 11, 2021