stingrays: Steve Irwin’s back, and this time it’s personal!

Stingray, silent but deadly 

Crikey! Steve Irwin is taking revenge from beyond the grave! 

Okay, I’m lying. But somebody is killing stingrays in apparent payback for what they did to Steve. While I’m naturally against indiscriminate slaughter of innocents, they are

  • A) not endangered and
  • B) just big, ugly fish anyway.

Toss a couple on theh bahbie and I’ll be roit oveh, maite!

from the Times:

At least ten stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia’s eastern coast in the last week in what conservationists believe could be revenge attacks for the death of Steve Irwin, the popular naturalist and television personality…

But now it is feared that fans’ mourning has taken a new focus: stingray rage…

Michael Hornby, a friend of Mr Irwin and executive director of his conservation group Wildlife Warriors, said he was concerned that the rays, which are usually docile creatures, were being hunted and killed in retaliation for Irwin‘s death, which he said, would go against everything that the television star had stood for.

It may be some sort of retribution, or it may be fear from certain individuals, or it just may be yet another callous act toward wildlife,” he said.

“We are disgusted and disappointed that people would take this sort of action to hurt wildlife. We just want to make it very clear that we will not accept and not stand for anyone who has taken a form of retribution. That’s the last thing Steve would want.”

Crikey! Steve and his Croc Buddy

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