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15 endangered species that are still on the menu

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m.

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Manatees have long been targeted by hunters because of their plump shape and sedentary lifestyle. Shortly after the arrival of Christopher Columbus, the hunting of manatees became widespread in the Americas. Although they are protected by federal law in U.S. waters, the animals are not so lucky elsewhere, where they can still be targeted for their meat.