‘I need help’: Bindi Irwin under fire for ‘pathetic’ response to fan’s urgent plea

Oct 25, 2022
Bindi Irwin gets slammed over response to fan in need. Source: @BindiIrwin/Facebook / @knucklebumpfarms/Instagram

Beloved animal conservationist Bindi Irwin has faced intense backlash on social media, slammed for her “pathetic” response to a fan’s urgent plea for help.

TikTok star and hobby farmer, Taylor Blake, reached out to the young Australian on behalf of Emmanuel the emu who has become unwell following an outbreak of avian influenza on her farm.

Knuckle Bump Farm has over 2.4 million followers and Emmanuel is an adored fan favourite.

Bindi responded to the desperate call for help saying the Australian Zoo’s wildlife hospital had never come into contact with this disease but wished Blake well on her endeavor to save her cherished emu.

“Hi there, thank you so much for reaching out,” Bindi’s response read.

“Through our Wildlife Hospital which has treated over 100,000 animals including emus, we have never treated an emu with this particular disease. We will need to rely on our fellow animal experts with more experience with this avian flu.

“Our hearts are with you and we appreciate that you care so deeply and have such compassion for darling Emmanuel. We believe that all of us need to have love for each and every individual animal.

“We hope that someone who has greater experience in this area can be of assistance. Sending love and light your way from our entire family.”

Fans of Emmanuel who deemed Bindi’s response as inadequate, slammed the Australian, some going as far as saying her late father Steve Irwin would have been “ashamed” that she didn’t do more.

However, fans of Bindi rushed to her defense, admonishing the nasty comments for being “trolls”.

Since reaching out for help from Bindi, Blake has announced that Emmanuel the emu is on the mend, returning negative swabs for Avian Influenza with the family now working under the assumption that he was suffering from stress.


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