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Hillary Clinton tries to silence Bindi Irwin on population growth

January 28, 2013 • Protection of Species, Daily Email Recap

Hillary Clinton tries to silence Bindi Irwin on population growth
See: http://www.news.com.au/world/hillary-clinton-tries-to-silence-brave-bindi/story-fndir2ev-1226560803039

The 14-year-old has stood her ground after an essay she was invited to write for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-journal was drastically edited before it was to be published.

PASSIONATE wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has gotten into a biff with one of the world’s most powerful women.

The 14-year-old has stood her ground after an essay she was invited to write for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-journal was drastically edited before it was to be published.

The young conservationist, daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, was asked to write 800-1000 words on why she had chosen to devote her life’s work to wildlife conservation.

The piece was supposed to be published in the December issue titled Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation as part of Secretary Clinton’s endangered species initiative.

But after writing exactly 1000 words urging society to address overpopulation, the former first lady’s department returned it for final approval with most of it edited out.

Bindi used the simple analogy of throwing a party and having too many guests turn up to explain her point of view.

“How is it possible that our fragile planet can sustain these masses of people?” Bindi wrote.

To read the full article, please click here: http://www.news.com.au/world/hillary-clinton-tries-to-silence-brave-bindi/story-fndir2ev-1226560803039


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