Steve Irwin, the Australian conservationist known as “The Crocodile Hunter”, died tragically in 2006 and is remembered for his tireless advocacy for animals.
On what would have been Irwin’s 57th birthday on February 22, Google honored him with a Google doodle on its homepage.
Most people on Twitter were moved by the tribute.
And then PETA decided to get in on the action…bad move.
People, predictably, got pretty fired up and decided to try to put PETA in its place.
Steve educating on the inland taipan specifically making sure that you understand this isn’t to contribute to the vilification of snakes, but to contrast it with empathy, and passion. He dismantled the fear around a lot of our wildlife, while you use the holocaust in marketing. pic.twitter.com/QIN1nHefQM
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As you can see, people feel pretty strongly about Mr. Irwin and work he did while he was alive.
And finally, we have this…