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Fri, 1 Feb, 2019Courtney Allan

Bindi Irwin's touching new fight to save dad Steve's legacy

Bindi Irwin's touching new fight to save dad Steve's legacy

Bindi Irwin is devastated that her father Steve Irwin’s life work has been pushed aside due to the Queensland State Government, which recently passed legislation to take 5,000 crocodile eggs from the wild every year.

Bindi has asked her followers on social media for their help in reversing the legislation and thanked them for their help in protecting the species that her father loved so dearly.

The 20-year-old shared an Instagram photo of her late father holding a saltwater crocodile and explained the situation:

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I am utterly devastated that legislation has been passed to take 5,000 vulnerable crocodile eggs from the wild every year. These beautiful hatchlings will be used to turn into boots, bags and belts. The saltwater crocodile numbers in the wild are under severe pressure in Queensland. Our decades long research with the University of Queensland indicates that it would be devastating to the crocodile population to take their babies. I watched my dad fight for years to protect these important modern day dinosaurs. I’ll never give up on ensuring this legislation is revoked. Visit this link to sign our petition, you can even sign if you’re living internationally. Thank you so much for your support. TOGETHER we can make a difference: www.australiazoo.com.au/petition/ 💙 I believe in the Queensland Government to change this! 💙

A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Jan 29, 2019 at 11:47am PST

“I am utterly devastated that legislation has been passed to take 5,000 vulnerable crocodile eggs from the wild every year. These beautiful hatchlings will be used to turn into boots, bags and belts,” the caption read.

“The saltwater crocodile numbers in the wild are under severe pressure in Queensland. Our decades long research with the University of Queensland indicates that it would be devastating to the crocodile population to take their babies.

“I watched my dad fight for years to protect these important modern day dinosaurs. I’ll never give up on ensuring this legislation is revoked.”

Bindi's younger brother, Robert Irwin, also shared a photo on his Instagram account, urging his followers to help reverse the legislation.

“This [legislation] comes at a time when so many species including crocs are on the decline and vulnerable to extinction. Now it is up to us to work collectively to protect these vital animals and employ our First Nation Australians in jobs that honour their totem,” Robert wrote to his fans. 

All three Irwins, including mum Terri, have voiced their opinions about the crocodile egg legislation being passed, with the mother-of-two going on The Project and explaining her view.

"When you take the crocodiles out of the system, it’s the same as taking a starfish out of a tide pool – all of a sudden, the whole tide pool dies” Terri explained during her appearance on The Project.

You can sign the petition here.

What do you think? Should the crocodile egg legislation be reversed? Let us know in the comments.

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