Animal rights group PETA have launched an attack on the late 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin - just days after his death. Campaigners for PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - blasted the TV star - who was killed last Monday (04.09.06), aged 44, by a stingray - abouthis life-long work with exotic animals. PETA spokesman Dan Mathews said: "He made his career out of antagonising frightened wild animals, and that's a very dangerous message to send to young children." Mathews also branded the wildlife expert - who was buried in a private ceremony on Saturday (09.09.06) - a "cheap reality TV star". The outburst will almost certainly spark outrage among Steve's legions of fans and come as a blow to his grieving family. Steve's widow Terri and their children, Bindi, eight, and two-year-old Bob, are expected to make their first public appearance since Steve's death at a memorial service this week.

Meanwhile, spoof videos and game versions of Steve's death have been posted on the internet - causing more grief for his family and fan

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