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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/09/12/irwin.stingrays.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapc....ap/index.html</a>
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<div class="quote-block">BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- At least 10 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia's eastern coast since "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed by one of the animals last week, an official said Tuesday, prompting concerns of revenge attacks on the normally docile fish.<br><br><br><br>
The popular television star was killed last week when a stingray barb pierced his chest as he filmed a TV show off Australia's Great Barrier Reef, prompting an outpouring of grief in Australia and among his fans worldwide.<br><br><br><br>
The dead stingrays have been discovered on two beaches in Queensland state, including two that were found Tuesday with their tails lopped off, state fisheries department official Wayne Sumpton said.</div>
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Grrr<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:">
 

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Apologies if someone already posted it. Hope this is the right place to list this story.<br><br><br><br>
Found the news story here: <a href="http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/backlash-against-stingrays-since-irwins/20060912064609990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001" target="_blank">http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...00010000000001</a><br><br><br><br>
Is this a response to Steve Irwin's death? Can people be so stupid? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"> What's killing all the stingrays really going to do? I think they're gorgeous and majestic creatures.<br><br><br><br>
Glad the Steve Irwin group is speaking out and expressing their outrage. There's no excuse for this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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hmmmm this is an interesting pov.<br><br><br><br>
An arabic man killed my father, so I'm going to go kill a bunch of arabs for fun... well... i guess Bush is already doing that nv/m.
 

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Wow, people will kill just about anything for just about any reason, won't they? The irony of it all is so depressing. A man who dedicates his life to the support and protection of wildlife is killed, in a freak accident, by an animal. So people intentionally kill those animals and walk away unharmed. Well, Irwin is rolling in his grave already and sadly we can't tell the stingrays to kill THESE *******s in self defense.
 

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I was wondering what happened when I watched crododile hunter and I saw these "in memory of" messages. Since I don't have home internet, I don't check news like I used to.
 

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This is disgusting and makes everything Steve tried to do a waste of time and all in vain.<br><br><br><br>
This is no way to pay tribute to someone who had so much respect and cared so much about wildlife. Sometimes, I wish I were an animal myself, I'd belong to a far more intelligent species.!!<br><br><br><br>
I daresay little will be done to protect these poor creatures. Theyr'e 'only animals' after all so who cares.<br><br><br><br>
We have all these 'animal organisations' around the world, supposedly to protect the worlds animals from cruelty and abuse, but half the time they are of no use whatsoever. I am so angry.
 

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There's a chance that the media are bigging this 'retaliation' story up a bit. Unfortunately, stingrays being subjected to mutilation is nothing new. On the beach near my house, I've seen teenage boys sitting on the end of the jetty catching stingrays on their fishing lines now and then. They usually cut off their tails to keep the barb as a trophy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">On the beach near my house, I've seen teenage boys sitting on the end of the jetty catching stingrays on their fishing lines now and then. They usually cut off their tails to keep the barb as a trophy.</div>
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That is absolutely disgusting. Ugh. People just suck.
 

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steve wouldnt of wanted this so those could not of been true fans of his. they did not know what he was all about, just sick and sad
 
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