Archives for September 2006

Animals & Irwin in the News

Well, I just found another commentary related to the sensationalism on animal television. Read another negative article regarding Steve Irwin–these of slants are hugely unpopular but bring up good points.

Personally, I despise reality television and the bad behavior exploitation. If I watch television I prefer educational programs or something that shuts down my brain and engages me.

The popular animal shows never do that for me. I seriously dislike the invasiveness into wild habitat and the encroachment on an animal’s personal space is disturbing, it certainly does not instill respect or teach proper animal etiquette to the masses…

Threats to wildlife are coming from the people want “designer pets”
another disturbing trend…
Katrina animals allegedly shot, lawsuits pending. You may remember my mentioning that only about 15% of the lost pet victims from Hurricane Katrina were reunited with their owners over a year after the disaster. Now, it seems that some of the pets people were forced to leave were shot.

When they say, “Don’t feed the bears”
there is a reason…

Wolf Attacks & Steve Irwin

Here is the payout for one of the victims of the most recent attacks by a wolf in Canada. If you remember, there was another alleged attack I posted some time back. There will be an offical inquiry into the wolf attack on the student in Canada.

Good news about this Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle recently released back into the wild.

Not so good news regarding this lioness and hunter encounter.

Dom Giordano had this commentary on the Crocodile Hunter and there was also this tribute to Steve Irwin.

I’ve had numberous emails regarding the passing of Steve Irwin. Thousands of people have discovered two interviews I did in 2004 and 2005 regarding Bob Irwin and some of the antics I witnessed behind the scenes of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno when Steve Irwin was the guest.

Whatever the opinion, the fact is that the man was a father, husband, son, employer and friend to people. They need time to grieve and heal.