Animals living in the wild, is it ethical to feed them from the store of food from the human world?
How about manatees? Manatees are starving and people have started feeding them. What if we upset the ecological balance by artificially introducing manatee food into a small section of the biosphere? Could the balance ever be put right?
Before you answer, here’s a little background:
In 2016, about 8,800 manatees lived in the waters of Florida. In 2021, more than 1,000 have died. Manatees eat sea grass. The sea grass has been killed by algae blooms created by fertilizer runoff and human waste from septic systems.
The tipping point has arrived. What do we do? Can the balance ever be put right?