by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Animals.

Dead StingrayTen stingrays have shown up dead in Australia – an occurence that is not very typical. Speculation leads authorities to the idea that the rays have been killed by Steve Irwin fans, distraught after his death. In response, Irwin’s producer is quoted as saying:

Animals “are doing what they do because that’s what they’re about. And the fact that he was killed by a stingray is absolutely his fault,” Stainton said.

“I mean, he was in their territory, and as he always said, if you’re in their territory, you play by their rules.

“But it doesn’t mean to say that people should be going out and taking revenge on stingrays.”

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • 3ggy + R33b@

    We think it was not Steve Irwins fault. Stingrays do not usually kill humans so his death by a stingray was very rare. We also think that people killing stingrays is unfair. Steve wouldn’t have wanted us to do this to an animal. A stingray only uses its sting to kill its prey. Unfortunately Steve was very nearby to one when it quickly turned round so the sting went into him.