Steve Irwin----Did He Make A Difference?

United States
February 8, 2007 4:40pm CST
I think he did but there are those that say that he was just crazy. He did a lot to educate the people the whole world over about animals. He had such a love of every single creature on this earth and it shown through across the world. When he died I was very sad as were many people. But as was said on the day of his funeral service which was broad cast the world over--The animals have lost a great friend. He taught Bindy at a young age about animals and to love and respect them so now daddy's little girl is picking up the gauntlet and carrying on daddy's work. Steve Irwin---You taught your daughter well. You can be proud of her.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
I wonder who on earth would have the nerve to call Steve Irwin crazy. The moment I saw him the ifrst time on TV, I became his fan. At first, I thought he was just on the regular lines of making his show very lively, but very soon I found out that his enthusiasm was so natural, coming ddep from his heart. I really admired the way he treated animals and the confidence in his eyes had always been an inspiration for me. I have noticed that he was a very shy man by nature and was not really at ease talking about anything other than animals and their lives. When asked questions about his family and personal life, I saw him blushing and leaving his wife to talk more about all that. But when it comes to animals, he just lets his thoughts, views and feelings flow naturally.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
It was one of my friends and we had a lengthy discussion about why Steve Irwin was not crazy. When I finished explaining to her about the big heart Steve had and that it was not craziness that had him doing what he did with the animals. But the desire to educate people to the ways of animals and that they had a right to be here just as much or more than we do. If you ever noticed when he dealt with animals even poisinois ones they didn't really go into attack mould. He respected them and when he noticed that they were getting agitated he would let them go on their way. His eyes shone when ever he was around and working with animals. I will never forget the first time I saw the program and he was dealing with snakes. Which by the way I never used to like. Watching Steve with the care and love when he was working with snakes I grew to understand about snakes. When he referred to them as pretty I just shook my head in amazement. A snake pretty give me a break. I turned around and mentioned to my husband that look at that guy he is saying snakes are pretty. When my husband told me to turn that crazy man off and put the television on another channel I told him no I wanted to watch this. To this day I don't know why I didn't turn the channel. Because at the time I watched my very first show with Steve I disliked snakes very much. Now I think they are very pretty and have some beautiful colors on them. Don't get me wrong I would not go out and search out a snake. But Steve opened my eyes on they to have a right to be here. He has given people the knowledge of the animal kingdom and still had far to go in educating people but I have no doubt in my mind that Bindi is going to be one of the greatest wildlife warrours just like her daddy was. As he was known to say, " Crocs Rule"
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
Thanks a lot for that long, informative comment and also the marking. I am sure that Irwin's work cannot simply die off, that Bindi would be capable of taking it off from where he stopped it.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I loved Steve Irwin, he may have been a bit crazy but he had a very unique way of teaching, did a lot for the preservation of animals, and was entertaining. I know I will miss him dearly.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
8 Feb 07
Oh yes, I think he did. I have some good friends in Australia, and one of them is very involved in environmental causes. Because of Steve, and the impact his work had, she told me they are changing quite a few laws in Australia about the treatment of wildlife, and restricting hunting in some areas. He was a great man. My heart goes out to his widow Terri, and her two lovely children..
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