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Bindi Irwin Slammed For Teaming Up With Orca-Abusing SeaWorld

Fri, March 7, 2014 1:51pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 11 Comments
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After ‘Blackfish’ showed how horribly Orca whales were treated at SeaWorld, fans are extremely angry that Bindi Irwin would team up with the amusement park!

After Bindi Irwin announced she was working with SeaWorld, she received hundreds of angry tweets asking her how she could team up with the organization after they were exposed for mistreating Orcas in the horribly sad documentary Blackfish. Bindi, who is the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, wants to carry on her father’s legacy — but this may not be the smartest way to do so.

Bindi Irwin’s SeaWorld Work Under Fire

Has Bindi seen Blackfish? The documentary that premiered at Sundance in 2013 caused worldwide reaction since CNN streamed it, and revealed the horrifying conditions Orcas live in at parks like SeaWorld.

So, when Bindi announced she’s pairing up with them for Generation Nature, it’s no surprise there was a backlash. She explained the initiative as being “all about encouraging kids to get involved and be game-changers for wildlife in wild places.”

“I’m so excited to be carrying on in dad’s footsteps and making sure that everything he worked so hard for continues for the generations to come,” she said. “That’s why I’m thrilled to be empowering kids, because as kids we are the next generation, we’re the next voters, we’re the next decision-makers, and the next generation to really be changing the world.”

SeaWorld also released a statement saying how excited they were to have Bindi help “encourage kids to take part in helping to save wildlife.”

But not everyone’s that happy.

Bindi Attacked On Twitter

Here are some tweets on how people feel about her new partnership — read them, then let us know: do you think it’s right for Bindi to team up with SeaWorld?

— Emily Longeretta