The animal activist has come under fire for not using her “position and contacts to actually help.”
In response to a “tragedy” involving a well-known emu in the US, Bindi Irwin has come under fire from online trolls for using “empty words.”
Some social media users have criticized the 24-year-old “nature warrior” for not using her “unique position,” “authority,” and “contacts to actually help the sick animal.
Emmanuel the emu has avian influenza, a devastating disease that has killed 99 percent of the other birds on the Florida farm Knuckle Bump Farms, where he resides.
The bird’s owner, Taylor Blake, tweeted the Irwins to ask for help with what she called a “big calamity.”
Despite caring for more than 100,000 animals, Bindi Irwin shot back that Australia Zoo had “never treated an emu with this particular condition.”
We will need to rely on our fellow animal scientists with more experience with this avian flu, she tweeted in response to Blake’s request for help.
She wrote, “From our entire family, sending love and light your way.”
Some people who believe the family could have been able to help have questioned Irwin’s post on social media.
The “silent achievers,” in the opinion of some readers, are truly working behind the scenes to promote Knuckle Bump Farms, though.
Bindi Irwin’s response to Blake’s approach was labeled as “such a sad, pointless reply” by a Twitter user.
When you are in an apparent unique position to use your connections and influence to actually help her, you don’t try to do so.
Another commenter said, “The Irwins are really powerful.”
Thoughts and prayers are excellent, but given that your family has a history of employment in this field, is there not someone you might recommend? Added someone else. Just empty words.”
“That means you don’t have any connections in your network that could be of help.”
It shouldn’t be difficult for you to ask around or spread the word in the hopes that someone with the right experience steps forward.
Irwin thanked Blake for contacting the family and Australia Zoo before responding to his message.
She sympathized with Blake’s predicament but pointed out that the zoo’s experience in caring for avian influenza-infected animals was very limited.
“Our hearts are with you, and we appreciate that you care so much and have such compassion for darling Emmanuel,” the Australian conservationist said.
“We believe that everyone should love every single animal personally.”
We’re hoping that someone with more knowledge in this area can assist.
While some felt the response was unsatisfactory, others felt the statement sufficiently covered the fact that Blake was unable to obtain assistance for Emmanuel from the zoo.
They are being extremely honest about what their services can offer, said one of Irwin’s fans.
They may be helping Emmanuel identify the right specialists behind the scenes, I have a strange hunch.
Such a considerate answer. ” Irwins are wonderful for yet another reason. Love to Emmanuel and his folks,” said another.
7Life has gotten in touch with Australia Zoo for comments.
According to Blake’s most recent written report on Emmanuel, dated October 16, “He is a warrior, and I truly believe he will make a full recovery,”