Not content with simply guarding the galaxy, Marvel star Dave Bautista is also willing to protect his state’s unique wildlife.
The Florida native offered $ 20,000 (NZ $ 28,000) for information leading to the arrest of the assailant, who was found by US Fish and Wildlife Service officers with the name “Trump” scratched on his back.
Bautista, who plays Drax at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, posted the offer on Twitter, calling the guilty “low life scummy MAGAT” (sic), a derogatory term for the supporter, so US President Donald Trump.
According Orlandoweekly.comBautista is the “protector” of the state’s only aquatic mammals and was outraged by the attack on the rare, gentle animal.
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In a tweet, Bautista said: “If there is no reward for arresting and convicting the low-life MAGATs who did this, I will drop $ 20,000. And I promise there will be bonuses in this reward! “
Fans of the star, who had a career as a WWE wrestler before jumping into the movies, backed his call, but suggested the culprit also deserved some of his most famous wrestling moves.
Trump also has a history with the WWE facing chief wrestling chief executive Vince McMahon in 2009 and joining the Hall of Fame in 2013.
McMahon has long been a supporter of the President, who stepped down on Jan. 20 after a chaotic transition.
Bautista, on the other hand, has been a vocal and frequent critic of the Trump administration, often inviting the president to his former platform of choice, Twitter.
According AP, A non-profit group that protects endangered animals has also offered a reward of $ 5,000 (NZ $ 7000) for information leading to a conviction in the manatee case, further strengthening the agreement for someone to proceed.
Although it is not clear whether scraping injured the animal or simply removed a layer of algae growing on the animal’s skin, harassing a manatee is a federal crime in the United States.
He was fined $ 50,000 (NZ 70,000) and sentenced to up to one year in prison under the Endangered Species Act. It can also mean that if convicted, the perpetrator will lose the right to vote.