Tampa Bay, FL—In November of 2012, Ana Gutierrez was arrested for jumping on and riding a sea cow off the western coast of Florida. The sea cow, or manatee as it is known to its fellow sea creatures, is currently protected under Florida law. Today a judge threw the book at Gutierrez and banished her to Atlantis, or Davey Jones’ locker, or Mickey Dolenz’ wet bar (we’re sure it’s one of those). She was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and participate in a 200 hour Manatee Offender Program.
“The Manatee Offender Program (MOP) is designed to rehabilitate those who just can’t seem to stay the F off the manatees,” said Jacqueline Roth, President of the Sea Cow Liberation League. “President Obama is throwing tons of money at frivolous social programs so we thought, why not?”
Even if and when Gutierrez completes the program, she is never permitted in Sea World again without an escort and under no circumstances is she to “tap the glass”. For those of you who thought a warning would have sufficed, Roth had this to say, “We believe strongly that manatee riding is a slippery slope to dolphin humping. Dolphin humping has plagued our oceans since time immemorial and we mean to put an end to all sea mammal molestation (SMM).”
The Daily Discord’s Cokie McGrath added, “Is any of that $500 fine going to that manatee or its family? I don’t think so. Why don’t we just let Manatee Protective Services take care of these situations and stop wasting tax payer dollars?”
The Sea Cow Liberation League responded with perhaps one of the Discord’s worst jokes of the week… “Oh, the hu-manatee!”
Kidding, we’ve had worse.