Wed, 13 January 2021
The word "TRUMP" was written on the back of a Manatee to the outrage of many people around the world.
The political war going on between Trump supporters and the House/Senate last week spilled over to the environment as a manatee was discovered to be swimming with the word TRUMP on its back.
When I first read the article, I was worried that the word was carved into the back of the peaceful marine mammal; however, after looking at the picture and getting confirmation from another article, I was relieved to hear that animal was not mutilated. The word was written by scraping off the algae to make the word like someone would write "Clean Me" on the back window of a dirty car.
The fact the word was written on such a magnificent animal was a kick in the teeth to all environmentalists as the Trump administration has been anything but friendly to the US (and global) environment. The administration dismantled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), rolled back policies that were designed to protect the environment, and called open season for oil and gas exploration.
The incident is a great representation of how 2021 is starting off: it awful what happened to the manatee, but it's not as bad as we initially thought!
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Category:Manatee -- posted at: 12:00am EDT