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PETA Angry at Obama for Killing Fly


PETA is angry at President Obama for swatting at, and then killing a fly during a CNBC interview on Tuesday. They are sending him a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, that traps flies for later release outdoors.

Said PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich: "We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals. We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."



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  1. Coming from an organization that kills 90% of animals given to it to care for - HA!

    A plea for animal compassion from PETA is like a human rights plea from Dick Cheney.

    Posted by: Robert Rhea | Jun 18, 2009 12:59:35 PM

  2. And I thought they were nutbags years ago.. this just proves it to me!!!

    Posted by: Crash | Jun 18, 2009 1:01:17 PM

  3. Hey PETA - you feel the same way after that fly lands on shit,then YOUR food? Priorities people.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jun 18, 2009 1:01:58 PM

  4. I hope if any of those PETA people are attacked by a rattlesnake, a wolf, or any other type of predatory or dangerous animal, they just lay there and let themselves be killed. Wouldn't want to hurt those animals, now!

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 18, 2009 1:06:49 PM

  5. Give me a break PETA pretends to care...but its only for the money and then they kill the animals they are to care for....hipocrites.

    Posted by: Bosie | Jun 18, 2009 1:08:19 PM

  6. All of you can shove it.

    Flies of the world unite!

    Posted by: David | Jun 18, 2009 1:09:30 PM

  7. Hey, I myself prefer to catch a spider or fly and toss it out my back door...........BUT PETA kills the majority of animals that come into its care. PETA has no ethical ground to stand on

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Jun 18, 2009 1:12:13 PM

  8. Every time I read about another PETA press release I get some KFC for lunch or dinner. My personal anti-PETA protest.

    Posted by: J. J. | Jun 18, 2009 1:12:30 PM

  9. Good Idea JJ - Im going to KFC for Lunch - Extra Crispy yard bird sounds Yummy, LOL

    Posted by: Robert Rhea | Jun 18, 2009 1:14:37 PM

  10. LOL

    Waiter? Could I change my order? I'll start with the foie gras and then have the veal.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jun 18, 2009 1:18:42 PM

  11. Mmm, KFC.

    Posted by: D | Jun 18, 2009 1:21:52 PM

  12. Catch all your household pests and release them inside your nearest PETA office.

    Posted by: wisebear | Jun 18, 2009 1:23:41 PM

  13. i'm someone who truly believes in the rights of animals and compassionate treatment of them and i also believe that PETA totally demeans the cause. their antics (i call them that because that is what they are) have probably done more to degrade the cause than anything else.

    Posted by: alguien | Jun 18, 2009 1:23:44 PM

  14. That is ridiculous. PETA needs to learn when to be quite.

    Posted by: Tim | Jun 18, 2009 1:24:08 PM

  15. Oh, great... now, I'm craving KFC!

    Posted by: Chris | Jun 18, 2009 1:31:38 PM

  16. That was a gay fly he killed

    Posted by: Felix | Jun 18, 2009 1:31:59 PM

  17. I'll pass on the KFC, instead some Popeyes, spicy. HMMMM

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jun 18, 2009 1:35:31 PM

  18. Disgusted American, PETA is so audaciously anti-evidence and anti-science that its members probably don't believe flies spread disease.

    Posted by: Blurgle | Jun 18, 2009 1:37:37 PM

  19. @Robert Hea actually in 2007 it's 95%

    Posted by: Esurnir | Jun 18, 2009 1:38:07 PM

  20. That was my brother he killed!!!!!

    Posted by: Buzzy | Jun 18, 2009 1:42:00 PM

  21. I think this proves without a doubt that PETA belongs firmly in the wing-nut camp. Um, would PETA object if the fleas that carry bubonic plague were killed? Would PETA object if the deer ticks that carry Lyme Disease were killed? I imagine that PETA members' houses are probably havens for every kind of vermin, including themselves.

    Posted by: mike | Jun 18, 2009 1:47:54 PM

  22. Time for a yummy piece of meat for lunch and a quick stop into the store for a new alligator purse! PETAtards are such morons.

    Posted by: Sharon | Jun 18, 2009 1:50:13 PM

  23. The view from their sky castles is always so serene...

    Posted by: anon | Jun 18, 2009 1:53:39 PM

  24. I suppose they would save a mosquito too. I'm not a PETA supporter but I do believe in humanely killing of chickens, etc. I give them credit for trying to change that.

    Posted by: dm | Jun 18, 2009 1:56:33 PM

  25. PETA needs to chill.

    Posted by: Philip | Jun 18, 2009 1:58:10 PM

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