Bindi Irwin's SeaWorld Partnership Bashed By PETA, Internet

Image: Bindi Irwin's SeaWorld Partnership Bashed By PETA, Internet

Friday, 07 Mar 2014 03:32 PM

By Clyde Hughes

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
After announcing a partnership with SeaWorld, Bindi Irwin, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Australian wildlife personality Steve Irwin, is under fire following her appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday.

Irwin, who appeared on the show with her mother Terri and brother Robert, told host Robin Roberts that the SeaWorld partnership is an initiative aimed at kids called Generation Nature.

"[Generation Nature] is all about encouraging kids to get involved and be game-changers for wildlife in wild places," she said. "I'm so excited to be carrying on in dad's footsteps and making sure that everything he worked so hard for continues for the generations to come."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The announcement prompted a sharp rebuke from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Thursday.

"The Irwin family has been exploiting animals for years, so it comes as no surprise that Bindi has agreed to become SeaWorld's latest shill," the organization said in a statement. "But plastering her face on SeaWorld's website won't cover up the fact that orcas, dolphins, and other animals are suffering in SeaWorld's tiny tanks after being ripped from their families."

Others sounded off through social media and some even started an online petition against Irwin.





The reputation of SeaWorld has been damaged since the release of the documentary "Blackfish" last year, which spotlighted the treatment of killer whales at its various theme parks. Since then, performers Willie Nelson, the Beach Boys, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, and others have boycotted the parks.

Steve Irwin died in 2006 after being speared in the chest by a stingray barb as he was filming ocean shots for his daughter's TV show, "Bindi the Jungle Girl."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved