Take Action: Protect Florida’s Manatees
Manatees are still endangered.
It is no coincidence that the USFWS proposal to reclassify the West Indian Manatee from "endangered" to "threatened" comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation -- a legal organization representing local business and boating interests (PLF = KOCH BROTHERS).
They claim restrictions and policies put in place to protect the endangered manatee, such as slow speed zones, "are too strict." So they continue to put legal pressure on USFWS to strip away these protections.
If we allow Big Business to push around the USFWS, it will be the manatee who suffers the consequences. Tell USFWS to stand up for the manatee.
When you look at the numbers, it is clear the manatees are still very much in trouble as a species. With no natural predators, we are their biggest threat to survival.
Manatees are dying every day and they deserve your attention. Tell the USFWS to do its job, and protect these gentle giants.
PLEASE USE YOUR VOICE TO HELP PROTECT THE MANATEE FROM THE SOCIOPATHS...