No Outrage From PETA Over Obama's Fly Killing
We expected more outrage from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, over President Obama's brutal slaying of an innocent fly. Alas, the typically shrill group doesn't really seem to care.
PETA's Alisa Mullins writes on the group's blog, "Believe it or not, we've actually been contacted by multiple media outlets wanting to know PETA's official response to the executive insect execution. In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act."
Instead of being outraged, PETA is seeking to capitalize on the president's now famous fly-swatting incident (the White House disdains such commercial ride-alongs). On its Web site and blog, the animal rights group is prominently selling its Katcha Bug, which allows bug lovers to humanely trap insects in order to take them outdoors and release them back into the wild where they belong.
"Check out our handy-dandy bug catcher--one of which we are sending to President Obama for future insect incidents," Mullins writes on the blog. "I can tell you from personal experience that it sure came in handy the other day, when one of my cats was chasing the World's Largest Palmetto Bug around the house."
There is a fly buzzing around the Sleuth as she writes this. No time to order the Katcha Bug. Sorry, PETA, but if we thought we had half as good a shot as Obama, we would swat the fly into oblivion. And that's coming from a lacto-ovo vegetarian since age 10!
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