Manatee harassment under investigation after the word 'Trump' was found on an animal's back

'N Beloning word aangebied vir inligting wat owerhede help om diegene wat geskryf het, te vind en te vervolg “Trump” on a manatee’s back.

The manatee was discovered Sunday in Florida’s Homosassa River with the President’s name in capital letters on its back, according to a news release from the Center for Biological Diversity.
It’s not clear what was used to mark the animal.
The center announced a $ 5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction of the person responsible, volgens 'n nuusverklaring.
Manatees aren’t billboards, and people shouldn’t be messing with these sensitive and imperiled animals for any reason,” said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
However this political graffiti was put on this manatee, it’s a crime to interfere with these creatures, which are protected under multiple federal laws.
Officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating. Anyone with information can call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation hotline at (888) 404-3922.
Florida manatees are slow-moving plant eaters also known as thesea cow.The manatee is a sub-species of the West Indian manatee, Volgens die Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The animals are protected by the Endangered Species Act and harassing a manatee is a federal crime.

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