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Obama and the Fly

Written by PETA | June 17, 2009
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Well, I guess it can’t be said that President Obama wouldn’t hurt a fly. The commander in chief was recently pestered by a fly during an interview. He swatted at the insect and killed the little guy instantly.

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.

If all this has you wondering how you can be a bigger person (figuratively, as well as literally) in your dealings with exoskeletal beings, check out our handy-dandy bug catcher—one of which we are sending to President Obama for future insect incidents. 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.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • fu#@ you peta says:

    it’s a fly those annoying bugs that not only fly in your ear and might lay eggs but also in your food, i wouldn’t hurt a fly is a saying that’s it stop taking things seriously you would probably kill a fly if it landed in your food or in your house stop being an attention whore and piss off

  • dolphinlover says:

    Hay, Shane! Why did you mention the stuff about the combo meat and Vegetarian diet when it don’t even pertin to this article? Just asking!

  • Shane Barlowski says:

    Insects can’t always be avoided being swat at, especially when they keep harassing. But I do agree that there should be ways to deal with it like bug catchers, even if not all insects will stop being too strong like flies, mosquitoes, etc. Also, one can and should have a combo diet of meat, eggs, and dairy products along with vegan foods. I do that and let me tell you, it’s been the best for me. Sorry, I love my meat, but yet, there should be safer standards as well.

  • Evil Master of Poo says:

    U got to be kiding me 😀

  • The Hobgoblin says:

    Wow, Your going crazy over a fly? can 1 fly death hurt the economy? nope, think about the economy,Dogs and cats shouldnt be abused or cooked, but everything dies. Animals have muscles too.