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Internet Rips PETA A New One Over Their Steve Irwin Tweet

PETA have copped an almighty backlash after they thought that dragging Australian conservation treasure Steve Irwin, on what would’ve been his 57th birthday, was a good idea. 

On Friday, Google gave The Crocodile Hunter the ‘doodle’ treatment to celebrate the conservationist’s birthday:

Irwin died in 2006 when a stingray barb pierced his heart while diving off Port Douglas in Queensland.

Thing is, the animal rights group thought it was a perfect opportunity to tweet to its million-plus followers that Irwin "was killed while harassing a ray” and that the Google doodle "sends a dangerous, fawning message."

But they didn't stop there.

The internet wasted no time in responding… and it was brutal.

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