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PETA Blasts Bindi Irwin for SeaWorld Partnership

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She may only be 15, but Bindi Irwin already has a few enemies.

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's oldest child, his widow Terri and son Robert were all on "Good Morning America" on Thursday, where they announced a new partnership with SeaWorld.

And not everyone is thrilled about the news.

"The Irwin family has been exploiting animals for years, so it comes as no surprise that Bindi has agreed to become SeaWorld's latest shill," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tells toofab. "But plastering her face on SeaWorld's website won't cover up the fact that orcas, dolphins, and other animals are suffering in SeaWorld's tiny tanks after being ripped from their families."

"What millions have realized -- through PETA's massive campaign and the hit documentary Blackfish -- is that SeaWorld is no place for anyone who truly cares about animals," the statement continues. "Bindi's talk-show appearances are just a flimsy last-ditch effort by an abusement park hoping to make a buck."

While performers like Trisha Yearwood and REO Speedwagon have canceled shows at the park in the wake of the popular documentary, there was no mention of the controversy during the Irwin family's chat with Robin Roberts this morning.

"We are so thrilled to finally be joining SeaWorld on a brand new initiative called Generation Nature," explained Bindi, "Which is all about encouraging kids to get involved and become game changers for wildlife and wild places, which encourages kids to help preserve wildlife."

This isn't the first time PETA has come out against the late Croc Hunter -- and there's even an entire feature on the organization's website devoted to saying he's not a true "Wildlife Warrior."

Whose side are you on? Sound off below.

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