Written by PETA
Today is National "Save a Spider" Day, a day when arachnids everywhere relax and let their spinnerets down. Since I am not personally adept at saving spiders, I'm fortunate to have a husband who has honed his cup-and-paper trapping skills, so that is how we'll be celebrating. (Cup-and-paper–impaired? Try the Humane Bug Catcher.) For those of you arachnophobes who may be wondering if it counts if you watch a Tobey Maguire film, consider the following facts about spiders that you may not know of yet:
If you're one of the Mazda or Honda drivers whose car saved a spider and you would rather not celebrate the holiday on the interstate, PETA will gladly accept your car and its inhabitants for our lifesaving work for all animals, leg count notwithstanding.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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