Breaking News

1 Comment

Blame a buzz, PETA at it again

Ecology Comments (1)

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is at it again. This time, it’s after President Obama for a fly swatting incident (no, I’m not kidding) in the White House during an interview with CNBC.

Apparently, PETA is so angry by Obama’s actions on Tuesday, in smacking down a fly (and yes, he killed it) mid-interview that it’s sending him a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, according to the Associated Press in an article posted on Yahoo News, which is a device that allows users to capture a housefly peaceably, and then peaceably release it outside.

“We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals,” PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said on Wednesday. “We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”

Last time I checked, the housefly was in no danger of becoming extinct, or was it in any danger of halting natural habits like visiting dung heaps, decaying flesh and then grandma’s home baked pies, the latter after those first two stops, of course.

In case you were wondering how the exhibition fight, er, moment, went down, here’s what the Commander in Chief said:

“Get out of here.” (Ah the catalyst for setting off PETA.)

Apparently the bug, excuse me, insect (don’t want to forget my political correctness here in case PETA wants to send me some kind of weird bug catcher or who knows what else) didn’t listen, because it just continued to fly around the president’s head. So the president waited patiently for the fly to settle and BAM, he smacked the bugger, ahem, housefly, dead.

“Now, where were we?” Obama asked the interviewer, and then added, “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? I got the sucker.”

I don’t know about you, but I think there are a lot more important things for people to be concerned about today than little houseflies, but I’ve been known to be wrong before.

Brittany @ June 19, 2009

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>