PETA Faces Backlash After Criticizing Late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin on Birthday
By Louis Casiano, Fox News // February 24, 2019
Google paid tribute to Irwin with 'Google Doodle'
(FOX NEWS) – The combative animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) came under fire Friday after accusing Google of sending a “dangerous, fawning message” for honoring wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin on what would have been his 57th birthday.
Google paid tribute to Irwin on Friday with a “Google Doodle” that featured illustrations of Irwin with crocodiles and other animals while working at the Australia Zoo.
Irwin gained worldwide notoriety through the TV series “The Crocodile Hunter” but was killed in 2006 by a stingray.
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#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. https://t.co/9JfJiBhGLw
— PETA (@peta) February 22, 2019
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