E. Fuscus from the discount section
Hmmm... I don't always agree with PETA, but they do have some valid points, (in some of their tweets) I think.
I mean, for starters, I don't know why people would tune in (on their tv's) to watch some knuckle headed daredevil-type guy who thinks he's invincible - rolling around in front of the cameras with a wild Bengal tiger, (for example).
Like PETA suggests - it might be better just to leave the wild animals alone, once and a while - instead of exploiting some of them - for schlock entertainment value.
He (and others like him) never really impressed me, in any way... as "you can't always fix stupid", I always say.
That said, it's a bit disgraceful for any organization to be exploiting anyone's death, just to score poltical points on social media. And so, PETA should probably apologize for that obvious mis-step, but they shouldn't apologize for what they believe in (I don't think)... no matter how misguided some people think their beliefs are.
Sure, he was daring and it was entertaining in some ways, but through numerous interviews he explained that it's his enthusiasm and energy that draws people to his program, and from there he could teach and get people interested in wildlife and conservation. Sure, he bothered animals (primarily reptiles), but he never had the intent to harm and knew how to professionally handle them without stressing the animal, and never encouraged viewers to do what he did. This is hardly something for PETA to comment on in my opinion.