The Australian animal rights organization, PETA, has come under fire from the general public after a tweet was released from their twitter account criticizing Google for celebrating the late Steve Irwin’s 57th birthday.
In response to a Google Doodle tweet which praised Steve as a man “whose bravery & passion opened the eyes of millions to the wonders of wildlife.” PETA tweeted “#SteveIrwin was killed while harassing a ray; he dangled his baby while feeding a crocodile & wrestled wild animals who were minding their own business. Today’s #GoogleDoodle sends a dangerous, fawning message. Wild animals are entitled to be left alone in their natural habitats.”
The internet responded to the controversial tweet in a flurry of replies, slamming the organization for speaking ill of Irwin, the flood of support messages cited all the incredible work Steve has done, which include dedicating his entire life to conservation and establishing a conservation foundation called “Wildlife Warriors”.
PETA refused to back down from their argument and continued to criticize Irwin throughout his birthday.
Steve Irwin was a man who lived his life every day like it would be his last, this recklessness has always caused a polarizing debate over if his methods to promote conservation where sound. Regardless he was a man who really loved animals, “I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it”