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MANATEE FOUND WITH THROAT SLIT, DISMEMBERED

Post by Moonie »

Very sad situation, let's hope they don't have any pets or children...

sure would make our own PH911 sad to know about this...



http://www.news4jax.com/news/10303358/detail.html

Manatee Found With Throat Slit, Dismembered

POSTED: 8:15 pm EST November 12, 2006

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Wildlife officials called the capture and mutilation of a manatee one of the worst cases of abuse inflicted on the endangered sea mammal in recent memory, and have asked the public's help to find the people responsible.

A boater reported the manatee corpse -- floating with its throat slit and its flippers cut off - in the waters of Biscayne National Park off Homestead.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission scheduled a necropsy Monday to determine what killed the gentle marine mammal. Wildlife officers believe it was killed late Thursday or early Friday.

"It's pretty disgraceful that a manatee was treated that way," said National Park Service officer Brian Fields said. "They're protected and to see that happening, it's really disturbing. This is the first time I've seen this with manatees."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the National Park Service.

State officials have proposed downgrading the manatee's status from endangered to threatened. An annual census found 3,116 manatees in Florida waters in February.
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I hope they find whoever did this and lock them up for a LONG time!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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I wish whoever did this would be castrated and made to eat their own balls.

Sorry bastards. :evil:
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Post by CUparrot »

This just makes me want to throw up. I hope they catch the psycho and lock him away. If he could do that to a manatee, what's to stop him from doing it to more animals or even people?

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These are such beautiful creatures and I so love them. Each time we are in Florida we make sure we go to the refuge they have near Tampa. My favorite part of the trip. I am so saddened to hear this recent news. Why in the world do people like this exist? God bless the beasts!

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isn't this Federal time if caught???

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ragtopW wrote:isn't this Federal time if caught???
I sure hope so!

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Post by Moonie »

ah yeah, they are federally protected.. be difficult to catch, I'd imagine unless someone saw something...

very rarely do they even find a boater who's hit one...

yeah, it's sad..
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Post by magnus & Mr Moon »

OMG - this is so sick and depraved!!!! Manatees are some of the most wonderful, gentle and PEACEFUL creatures you could imagine. I hope they find the bad people and they get their due. SIGH. Sail on manatee!!!
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Re: MANATEE FOUND WITH THROAT SLIT, DISMEMBERED

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What is missing in these individuals that make them think that this is an ok thing or brings them pleasure. Hope they pay in some way. If not here they'll get theirs eventually.
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Post by windknot »

I live just up the coast from where this happened, more than likely the animal got tangled in a gill net (illegal) and was killed in retaliation for tearing up the netters gear.

The animals themselves are still loved here in Florida by the boating community but there are very few serious boaters/fishermen that have any loveloss for the Save the Manatee club. They are roundly despised and just maybe this was someone with a screw loose trying to get back at SMC in some displaced anger type of way.

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This is really sick and twisted. :-(
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They should bring OJ in for questioning.
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Post by MelliJellyBean »

oh this is too sad to read about.

i don't know how someone could do such a thing. :( :(

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The wounds were probably self inflicted - those damn things will do anything for attention.
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Post by windknot »

The more I think about it, the more Ibelieve it got wrapped up in a net, that would explain why they cut the flippers off.

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Post by The Lost Manatee »

This is sad and wrong. I agree that it probably got caught in a net and the netters were "retrieving" their gear and it has to be easier to take the net off of a dead manatee then a live one.
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Post by Moonie »


thery're still bastards..

keep in mind this is something that's close to Buffett's heart....anyone calling themselves a Parrothead should feel a tragic loss...
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Post by live2ski »

Moonie wrote:
thery're still bastards..

keep in mind this is something that's close to Buffett's heart....anyone calling themselves a Parrothead should feel a tragic loss...
What about people who just like the music? Should we follow his lead blindly as well?

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Post by rednekkPH »

live2ski wrote:
Moonie wrote:
thery're still bastards..

keep in mind this is something that's close to Buffett's heart....anyone calling themselves a Parrothead should feel a tragic loss...
What about people who just like the music? Should we follow his lead blindly as well?
And we should all be bleeding heart liberals as well? A Republican can't be a Parrothead?
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