Според Ройтерс, Стив Ъруин беше убит от скат днес. Изказвам съболезнования на семейство Ървин, както и на цялата австралийска държава - Ъруин оказа дълбоко въздействие върху екологията и натурализма.
I hope folks don’t take this the wrong way, but it’s not a surprise to me that this happened. I never thought, in watching his show, that this would be a matter of ‘if’, it was simply a matter of ‘when’. I even spoke to my father and my son about it… I loved the show but I really felt that Irwin took some incredible risks.
Австралия загуби прекрасен и колоритен син. - Австралийският премиер Джон Хауърд
I remember watching one show where Irwin was bit by a snake that he couldn’t identify and the entire crew sprinted back to their vehicles to identify whether or not it was poisonous. It wasn’t, but that’s when I decided that Irwin took risks far beyond the normal human being. As time goes by and you continue to defy danger, isn’t it natural to take greater risks?
Had he not taken these risks, he may not have brought as much attention to his cause as he did. However, I can’t help but wonder if it was worth it. Either way, Irwin is now a martyr for environmentalism and naturalism. Irwin was killed by the very cause he loved and lived to educate the world about.
Австралийският премиер Джон Хауърд може би е формулирал най-добре трагедията, заявявайки, че „Австралия е загубила прекрасен и пъстър син“.
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