PETA wishes Barack Obama had not killed a fly during a recent interview. Apparently, PETA supports “compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals” and they “believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals,” according to PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich.
In response to the slaying, PETA is sending President Obama a humane bug catcher, which will allow him to catch house flies and release them outside without harm. How thoughtful of them.
Does anyone else think this is ridiculous? I agree we should care for the environment and animals, but why do we allow an extreme group like PETA to have a voice? They should not be the primary group that influences our laws and thinking about animal treatment. I wonder how they feel about me swatting the mosquito sucking the blood out of my arm. Should I just allow it to finish and fly away?
What are your thoughts about Obama killing flies and PETA? Do you own (or want) a Katcha Bug humane bug catcher?
In case you missed the Obama interview, here it is: