Don’t Strip Protections From Majestic Manatees

Target: Ryan Zinke, Interior Secretary

Goal: Put the manatee back on the nation’s endangered species list and protect it from extinction.

The manatee has recently been removed from the endangered species list due to an increase in its population. However, now that it is removed, it is once again at risk of extinction because the protections that have thus far kept the species alive no longer apply.

One of the major causes of death for the manatee are speed boats. Now that the manatee is removed from the endangered species list, regulations on speed boats and other protections could be weakened. If this happens, the manatee will once again disappear from our oceans.

Florida lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have joined together to save the manatee. Led by Representative Vern Buchanan, a Republican, they have petitioned the Department of the Interior to put the manatee back on the endangered species list. Sign the petition and join them in their efforts.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Zinke,

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have thought it appropriate to remove the manatee from the endangered species list. However, this action has once again put the manatee at risk.

Because it is no longer on the list, the manatee is at risk of losing all of its protections. We cannot let this happen. We cannot put the manatee back at risk of extinction. I ask that you listen to the representatives and other Americans who have petitioned you and add the manatee back on the endangered species list.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ramos Keith

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7 Comments

  1. They are beautiful and magestic wonderful mammals. They should stay on the endangered species act.

  2. Eugene W Sengstake Jr says:

    This has come to be exactly what one would expect from our federal agencies – in this case the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be specific. What an uninsightful/inappropriate/just plain stupid move to initiate taking the manatee off the national endangered species list. One would think there should be more competent people running “our” (?) government – but as we have seen time after time – they appear to be nothing more than a gathering of unresourceful imbeciles. I mean – what else can you say??? – – –

  3. DEMAND ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE IF NOT ABLE TO ACT IN A REASONABLE WAY TO START TO PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  4. Heather Brophy says:

    As long as there are ignorant humans they need to stay on the list forever or until the humnas are gone.

  5. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😢

  6. Candy Niewinski says:

    Manatees need to stay forever protected!

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