Tuesday, September 12, 2006

My Tribute to a Fallen Comrade


(Steve Irwin, 22 Feb 1962 - 4 Sept 2006)

He started the whole TV wildife conservationsist phenomenon; common sense-deprived, hyperactive individuals who chased after animals which were more than inclined to bite your head-off based on general principles, and they all did this in the name of conservation. Steve Irwin shared his excitement about the natural world through his exploits on TV. He was concerned with conservation of endangered animals as well as the threats to them, most notably on the loss of habitat for these animals.

Even before Animal Planet brought his infectious enthusisasm to the couch potatoes the world over, Steve was already knee-deep in his conservations efforts and had already boughta a crap-load of land in his native Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji and US. He turned them all into nature preserves. He had urged people to take part in considerate tourism and not support illegal poaching through the purchase of items such as turtle shells, or sharks-fin soup. He built the Australia Zoo to be one of the most famous zoo in the world which concentrated in educating and creating awareness amongst the public.

His death on 4 Sept 2006, was a massive blow to the wildlife community, however he had already built the foundations in which his work can be continued, not only by his family and friends, but by ordinary folks like you or I. As such, we should not mourn his death far too much but to celebrate what he did in his life and to take up the work in which he left behind. I never met the man personally. Now, I never will. However, I believe he still lives on, in the hearts of those who carry on the torch of wildife conservation.

Crikey! *wink*

23 comments:

Leen Ash Burn said...

Ah bless him for all the goodness he did before he left us. BTW, 9 dah berak dah hari ni?

9 said...

leen: dah.. all the while thinking of u. :p

suzequatro said...

crikey eh!

Desparil said...

tolong kirim salam sama sarah, boleh?

hehe..

9 said...
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9 said...

des:
boleh, takde hal.

trueblue said...

I was stunned when I heard the news. I thought it was a joke :(

chics said...

I cried when I heard the news. Gilo emo aku neh

anttyk said...

Rest in peace Steve! Good people like you will live forever.

9 said...

suze:
gorgeous!

true blue:
i thot it was another sick joke/prank, like the one which said that he died after getting eaten by a croc, a couple years back.

9 said...

chics:
takpe, budak2 comel mcm u bleh emo sesuka hati. :p

antyyk:
wei, don't go to langkawi la, come play futsal tommorow.

Freak & Geek said...

R.I.P, crikey!

princesswaffzonkle said...

RIP Steve. I like his daughter's name, Bindi. Its so crikey!

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

The bandaging of a mummy often took from 6 to 8 months. It required a collection of special tools, including a long metal hook that was used to draw the dead person's brains out through his nose.

oh crikey me!

9 said...

F&G/puteri waffle:
thank u for ur condolences.
(mcm aku plak family member dia, heh)

babe:
ini haper cerita pasal mumia nih, langsung takde connection dgn posting.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

sapa kata takde connection?

we're talking about deaths right? and you wrote about steve irwin's death kan? so there is a connection. very vague but it's there.

9 said...

babe: ok lah, permohonan diterima. walaupun mcm freaky je keluarkan otak dr idung. wtf?

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

but that's how the egyptians did it ... all organs were sucked out via the nose. i think i learnt that from either discovery or natgeo channels.

Wong Ah Beng said...

talk about draining brain matters out of ur skull, u should see how them people drink monkey brain alive.. ho ho ho..

lilyliverbird said...

Thanks for writing this. I must be the only person on this planet who does not know who he is. I must start watching other channels beside ESPN.

kepala_angin said...

dia cool gila kan, so full of enthusiasm that sometimes i boleh mengah tgk dia in action. heheh..

RIP.

9 said...

Ah Beng:
adalah amat kejii memakan otak seekor primat sementara haiwan itu masih idup, macam tikus kejii jua.

lily:
just flick to channels 51 or 52 from 80/81/82 on occasions.

think again. :p

KA:
bukan u mmg senang nk mengah ke skrg nih? :p

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