Bindi Irwin was asked by Hillary Clinton to write a 1000-word essay on conservation as part of Secretary Clinton’s endangered species initiative. The piece was to be published in the December issue titled Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation, but Clinton didn’t like what Bindi had to say on population and the environment and wanted it changed. A not so happy, Bindi wrote to Hillary Clinton’s organization and said
“What happened to freedom of speech?”
“This is my opinion and I don’t want that edited out.”
Fourteen-year-old Bindi was asked to write for US Secretary of State Clinton’s e-journal about why she had chosen to work in wildlife conservation. Her essay largely focused on the issue of overpopulation but the piece was returned, heavily censored with all references to overpopulation removed. She is understandably upset.