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George Bush Versus The Manatee: A Battle Of Small Brained-Mammals

At this rate, pretty soon, there won't be any manatees. What happens when George Bush and his 'environmental' advisers see such a sobering statistic?
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File this under "nothing should shock us anymore" as the US Fish and Wildlife Division looked at a simple fact:

MIAMI -- The Florida manatee, this state's imperiled environmental icon, in 2006 suffered its most dismal year on record.

Of a population of about 3,200, 416 died in 2006, the highest number of deaths recorded in 30 years of statistics. Many died in collisions with boat propellers.

Well, any intelligent normal person would look at this and make a simple conclusion -- we need to do more to help the manatees, because even a pajama-wearing blogger like me passed enough math classes to know that at that rate means that pretty soon, there won't be any manatees. But what happens when George Bush and his 'environmental' advisers see such a sobering statistic?

Manatees' Status May Change
. And not for the better, oh yes, they are thinking of downgrading them from 'endangered' to merely 'threatened.' I guess the rate of extinction isn't happening fast enough for their liking.

Here is the link to a group called "Save The Manatees." If anyone else knows other groups who might deserve our support, please post in a comment and I will update the list here.

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