Monday, September 04, 2006

R.I.P. Steve Irwin

Sadly, today the world lost one of its best citizens - Steve Irwin died from a stingray sting while filming one of his documentaries.

Wikipedia link about Steve Irwin

Here is a quote from Steve that we should all remember (him by):

"These Hitlers use the camouflage of science to make money out of animals... So whenever they murder our animals and call it sustainable use, I'll fight it. Since when has killing a wild animal, eating it or wearing it, ever saved a species?

There are people who butt out their cigarettes in gorilla-paw ashtrays, with wastepaper baskets that were once elephant feet, who have ivory ornaments… who wear cheetah fur. Don't buy these things! Then there'll be no market and the animals won't be killed.

We have domesticated livestock raised for consumption and perfectly good fake leather and fur, so why must we kill wild animals to satisfy the macabre taste of some rich person"

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