A Hollywood leftist has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of “low life scummy MAGATS.”
Former WWE wrestler and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever wrote “TRUMP” on the back of a Florida manatee.
Bautista posted on Twitter on January 11 declaring the reward, and promising bonuses for helping catch the “MAGATs.”
“If there’s not already a reward for the arrest and conviction of the low life scummy MAGATs that did this I’ll throw in $20,000,” tweeted Bautista, who is a registered Democrat. “And I promise there will be bonuses to that reward!”
If there’s not already a reward for the arrest and conviction of the low life scummy MAGATs that did this I’ll throw in $20,000. And I promise there will be bonuses to that reward! https://t.co/CGa2EIhrEQ
— Poor Kid Who Chased His Dreams. (@DaveBautista) January 12, 2021
After one commenter suggested that the people who defaced the animal should also be punched in the face, Bautista replied, “All I’m saying is that there are a lot of Floridians that don’t appreciate people f*cking with our manatees.”
On January 11, the Citrus County Chronicle reported that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are currently seeking information regarding the vandalized manatee, which was discovered near the Blue Hole on the Homosassa River.
Soon after the announcement, the Center for Biological Diversity declared that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible.
“Manatees aren’t billboards, and people shouldn’t be messing with these sensitive and imperiled animals for any reason. However this political graffiti was put on this manatee, it’s a crime to interfere with these creatures, which are protected under multiple federal laws,” said Florida director Jaclyn Lopez, in a statement.
“The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the harassment of a manatee…reported to federal authorities over the weekend discovered w/ words "Trump" scraped in its back …discovered in Blue Hole on the Homosassa River” (via @CitrusChronicle )
Insurrectioning wildlife? pic.twitter.com/PvzI3pZ5Xn
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) January 11, 2021