Skip to comments.PETA wishes Obama hadn't swatted that fly
Posted on 06/17/2009 7:34:54 PM PDT by FromLori
The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly in the White House.
PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside. "We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals." During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation with correspondent John Harwood. "Get out of here," the president told the pesky insect. When it didn't, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead. "Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood.
Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker." Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama's voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses. Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't." Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matter.
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Everyone knows flies gravitate to crap
He not only killed that fly, he insulted him, as well.
Obama should send it back with instructions!
eyes SO rolling
I will absolutely bet you money that the majority of the members of PETA are “pro-aborts”!
Is there a new group for Insects?? PETI??
This is funny. No, actually - really, it is. It's just that it's so funny, from so many different angles, that I don't know which one to comment on.
My first thoughts also when I saw the segment.
Question: Why did they put crap on the walls at the Obama wedding?
Answer: To keep the flies off the bride.
No sympathy for humans or even babies but a maggot factory?? yep
I scoop up spiders and other bugs in the house with a cup and put them outside. I’m nicer than Obama.
I don’t care about the fly part of it, but how far have we come from the dignity of Ronald Reagan when this smug jackass kills a fly in a public interview then says, “Pretty impressive, huh?”
It really turns my stomach that such an immature jackass is in the WH.
There’s a (good) reason PETA is not taken seriously...
(at least by rational adults.)
This has to be satire. Right?
I wonder how PETA would react if we were to deposit millions and millions of biting insects at PETA headquarters.
And they wonder why most people don’t take them seriously.
PETA folks are simply insane. There is no other explanation.
There’s flies on 0bama all right, but they don’t last so long.
Don’t be silly. They wish people would cease to exist.
I’m sure the Gipper would not have hesitated to swat a fly.
But I rather doubt he’d have put on airs as though he’d slain a dragon.
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