The following is from "The Current Affairs Field Guide to Socialist Animals" by Lyta Gold and Nick Sirotich:
The manatee—commonly referred to as the sea cow—is the most socially responsible of all animals. Peaceful, slow, and majestic, the manatee is both a confirmed vegetarian and a gourmand, chewing thoughtfully on a diverse variety of water plants for up to seven hours per day. While some humans consider the manatee mermaid-like and beautiful, others have labeled them funny-looking. Manatees themselves are indifferent. They have evolved beyond the artificial beauty standards imposed by consumer capitalism.
- Lyta Gold and Nick Sirotich "The Current Affairs Field Guide to Socialist Animals," Current Affairs, 5 November 2018.