PETA Gets Blasted for Defaming "The Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin

PETA is under fire for their reaction on social media to a Google Doodle that was made to honor the late Steve Irwin, also known as "The Crocodile Hunter."
PETA is under fire for their reaction on social media to a Google Doodle that was made to honor the late Steve Irwin, also known as "The Crocodile Hunter."

Animal rights activists group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has come under fire across the internet after bashing the late animal conservationist Steve Irwin.

During a reply on Twitter regarding a Google Doodle cartoon that was celebrating the life of “The Crocodile Hunter,” PETA decided to take the opportunity to rile up some controversy:


The animal rights group doubled down with some follow up tweets regarding Irwin, a famous TV personality from Australia who was tragically killed by a string ray while filming a documentary in 2006:


It wasn’t long before social media users came to the defense of Irwin, following what should have been a remembrance the conservationist on his birthday, and called out PETA’s hypocrisy. Many tweets pointed out how PETA doesn’t save many animals with the money it gets through donations:


Others posts were funny in a MEME fashion:


Actor Drake Bell even got in on the act of bashing PETA:


Someone went onto Wikipedia and updated PETA’s page with some not so flattering information:


The whole public relations debacle even pointed out that PETA uses an auto response message anytime someone uses the hashtag #donate during an interaction with the animal rights group:


If nothing else, the experience helped people better remember the work that Irwin did during his life to help animals:


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