Are Manatees Being Used For Profit?

A recent article in Boating Magazine suggests environmental groups like The Save The Manatee Club aren’t as interested in the ultimate manatee success story – species recovery – as in protecting their ‘cash cow’ by keeping the manatee on the endangered species list no matter what the population statistics reveal.  The article even reports the Save the Manatee Club’s ring leader, Pat Rose, as saying that manatees are “the best, most effective growth-management tool that exists”.  So, what is the real goal here – save a species or just use the manatee to control and promote an environmental agenda of growth management?  Click Here to read the article and decide for yourself.