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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Of course my opinion is different.
    I do not know very much to anything.
    Is this riding harmful to the creature ?

    This is a changing world, people, its no longer the 1600s, tea party.
    And this I do know..

    I also know that over-reaction and extremism exist and that people are poor where it comes to the truth..
    So, yes, IF riding a manatee hurts the sea creature, then our government must say NO, STOP, and if you ignore, then prepare to be fined and punished.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    You should definately be able to ride any manatee you own and provide for.
    But, if it's a wild manatee in US waters then the government sets the rules.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    I don't see the issue with this. We ride horses, camels, dolphins, and other animals. Why does the manatee get immunity?
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I don't see the issue with this. We ride horses, camels, dolphins, and other animals. Why does the manatee get immunity?
    See this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Guidelines

    Follow these basic guidelines when you are near manatees.

    General

    Don't feed manatees or give them water. If manatees become accustomed to being around people, they can alter their behavior in the wild, perhaps causing them to lose their natural fear of boats and humans, and this may make them more susceptible to harm. Passive observation is the best way to interact with manatees and all wildlife.
    Do not pursue or chase a manatee while you are swimming, snorkeling, diving or operating a boat.
    If a manatee avoids you, you should avoid it.
    Don't isolate or single out an individual manatee from its group, and don't separate a cow from her calf.

    Touching

    Look, but don't touch manatees.
    Never poke, prod or stab a manatee with your hands, feet or any object.
    Don't attempt to snag, hook, grab, hold, pinch or ride a manatee.

    FPL | Basic Guidelines Regarding Manatees

    Basic dos and don'ts

    Background

    The Florida manatee is an endangered species and is protected by state and federal law.

    Don't harass manatees

    Please avoid harassing or disturbing manatees. Harassment is defined as: any activity that alters the animal's natural behavior. By altering the manatee's natural behavior, you may create the likelihood of danger that is bad for the animal and against the law.

    FPL | Protecting Manatees

    And that is why people aren't allowed to touch/ride manatees
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    See this:
    Sounds like favoritism. This is discrimination against horses, mules, donkeys, camels, etc. everywhere.
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Sounds like favoritism. This is discrimination against horses, mules, donkeys, camels, etc. everywhere.
    None of those are endangered and they are domesticated, of course.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    You should definately be able to ride any manatee you own and provide for.
    But, if it's a wild manatee in US waters then the government sets the rules.

    Yes, many people believe the government essentially owns everything and everyone.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    None of those are endangered and they are domesticated, of course.

    Manatees really aren't endangered, but the feds have declared they are.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Manatees really aren't endangered, but the feds have declared they are.
    actually, according to studies they are endangered.
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    And yet one more example why the manatee needs protecting from dumb stupid inconsiderate humans:

    Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?-0221-baby-manatee-jpg

    Florida man charged with harassing manatee after posting photos

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man posted photos on Facebook showing himself hugging a baby manatee and was arrested on charges of harassing the endangered sea cow, wildlife officials said on Wednesday.

    A tipster saw the photos and alerted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which arrested Ryan William Waterman on a misdemeanour charge punishable by up to six months in jail and a $500 (327 pounds) fine.

    read the rest of the story here Florida man charged with harassing manatee after posting photos - Yahoo! News
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