Steve Irwin Daughter Dies [Hoax], Another death Hoax, At least that’s what the Internet is saying.”Steve Irwin Daughter Dies ” Bindi Irwin who is Steve Irwin Daughter is fine. They are the most unlikely contestants in a verbal battle over conservation – a 14-year-old schoolgirl and arguably the world’s most powerful woman, Hillary Clinton.
Bindi Irwin happens to be the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and the teenager is now snapping at the heels of the U.S. Secretary of State after an essay she wrote for Mrs Clinton’s e-journal was savaged by the editors.
Although it is unlikely that Mrs Clinton had a hand in drastically editing Bindi’s 1,000 word essay on conservation, the Australian teenager is furious about the re-worked presentation and has refused to allow it to go into print.
What she wrote, she said, was her opinion about the way a growing world population was the greatest danger to conservation ‘and I don’t want that edited out.’
But Mrs Clinton’s editors were sticking to their guns – and Bindi was last night sticking to hers.
With her father – who died when he was stabbed in the heart by a stingray in September 2006 – once being one of the most well-known faces on American TV with his crocodile hunting series, it might have been thought that whatever Bindi wrote would be welcomed.
Her essay was scheduled to be published in the December issue of Mrs Clinton’s e-journal titled Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation as part of the Secretary of State’s endangered species initiative.
After Bindi submitted her carefully-prepared work to the US, it was returned to her for her final approval – with large amounts edited out.
She had angled her essay on the problems the world faces with a growing population, comparing it to throwing a party and having too many guests turn up for everyone to be fed.
‘How is it possible that our fragile planet can sustain these masses of people?’ she wrote.
Bindi’s mother, Mrs Terri Irwin, widow of the crocodile hunter, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph that her daughter was less than impressed with the treatment she had received from the US State Department.
‘It’s interesting that she was asked to write an essay about the environment and included the consideration of population (growth) and they returned her essay edited and complete edited that out.’
Mrs Irwin, who is American by birth, said Bindi wrote to Hillary Clinton’s organisation later asking ‘What happened to freedom of speech? This is my opinion and I don’t want that edited out.’
Bindi, who, like her father before her, has soared to popularity in the US with her own TV show based on conservation, refused to allow the edited essay to go into print.
Aware that she might have raised the eyebrows of Mrs Clinton herself with her refusal to allow her essay to be published, Bindi is holding her ground.
‘She just wanted her whole essay to be printed rather than just a snippet of it,’ said a spokesman for the Australia Zoo in Queensland, where Bindi lives.
Mrs Irwin said that population growth was an unpopular topic – ‘I just think it’s fascinating that when Bindi does an interview and talks about population, more than 50 per cent of the time it’s edited out.’
Bindi’s essay has been published in full on Australian news website and can be read in full at: News.com.au. She wrote:
‘I believe that most problems in the world today, such as climate change, stem from one immense problem which seems to be the ‘elephant in the room’ that no-one wants to talk about.
‘This problem is our ever expanding human population. We are experiencing Earth’s sixth mass extinction right now.
‘Keep in mind that the previous five were caused by things like asteroid impacts or volcanic eruptions.
‘I once had a friend who lived to be 104 years old. Ruth was a remarkable woman who experienced so much in her life time.
‘When she was born there was no such thing as sliced bread, zippers or even plastic. Ruth did not see a car until she was ten years old.
‘However, to me the most astonishing fact is that when Ruth was born there were 1.5billion people on the planet.
‘In one woman’s lifetime, the human population increased by more than 5 billion people. These are truly overwhelming figures.
‘I must ask this question, how is it possible that our fragile planet can sustain these masses of people?
‘Think of it this way. Pretend for a moment that I’m having a party, inviting 15 of my closest friends.
‘I’ve rented a room big enough to fit 15 people, I’ve bought 15 sandwiches for each of my friends to eat, and I have put together 15 party bags, one for each friend.
‘My party is about to start, and I hear a knock at the door. My friends are here!
‘Only, when I open the door, 70 of my friends are standing there wanting to come to the party! What can I do?
‘The room is only big enough to fit 15, with 70 we won’t have any room to move and dance.
‘I don’t have enough food. Do I divide the sandwiches among the 70 people? But then everyone will still be hungry.
‘What about the party bags? Do I only give part bags out to my closes friends? Isn’t that unfair to everyone else?
‘THAT is the crisis facing mother earth today.’