Manatee

Outrage follows disturbing video of endangered, live manatee being dragged on street

Environmentalists and animal lovers have expressed outrage after viewing a video showing an endangered manatee being dragged with a rope over dirt streets in Nigeria. On February 22, Blue Planet Society Tweeted the distressing video, writing:

Blue Planet Society
@Seasaver
Feb 22
Horrific video of threatened West African manatee dragged down a street in Delta State, Nigeria yesterday. We have informed
@sharon_ikeazor
, Nigerian Minister of State for Environment, who has said she will issue a statement and take action.
@UNEP
@BonnConvention

@OceanCare

 

The manatee is clearly terrified and tries desperately to get away from its captors, but the struggles are to no avail as the rope is securely bound around the frightened sea-cow’s tail.

Sharon Ikeazor, the Nigerian Minister of state for environment, has since condemned the cruel act, Tweeting:

@sharon_ikeazor
My attention has been drawn to a very distressing & distasteful video of a captured manatee in the Niger Delta Region being dragged on bare ground to a cruel fate by some ill informed/uninformed youth. I strongly condemn this act ….

It is unclear if the people involved will face any repercussions for their actions.

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5 replies
  1. Whitney says:

    What the fuck is wrong with people? What is the purpose of the stupid bastards dragging the manatee? Why? I hope karma comes back times 10 to everyone there….involved and Or watching.

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    • Whitney says:

      HOPEFULLY, SOMEONE WILL DRAG ALL THE DUMB BASTARDS (IN THE VIDEO) BEHIND A VEHICLE, GOING 75 MPH, ON ASPHALT-HUGE ROCKS-GLASS.

      THEY NEED TO PAY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE!!!!!

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    STUPID, INSANE OR JUST PLAIN SAVAGE!!!

    DID THE MANATEE SURVIVE?! PLEASE NOTIFY EVERY POSSIBLE
    PETITION SITE SO JUSTICE CAN BE SERVED!

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  3. Jan Barnes says:

    THE “UNINFORMED” YOUTH SHOULD BE DRAGGED OVER A
    ROCKY JAGGED ROAD UNTIL DEAD! THAT “VERY SPECIAL”
    PLACE IN HELL IS ANXIOUSLY WAITING!

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  4. Bunny Peters says:

    Absolutely disgusting. Poor manatee was probably slaughtered…..

    Any actions or statements are waaaaaay too little, too late…….

    Besides, the POSs who captured and slaughtered this manatee are most likely illiterate and lack access to the internet……

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