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Wilmer Valderrama Speaks Up for the Little Guy

Written by PETA | August 11, 2010


And we’re talking tiny! Wilmer Valderrama, who never misses a moment to speak out against the abuse of elephants in circuses, is producing a new series called Bugging Out that explores the rainforest and it’s most fascinating inhabitants: insects. Wilmer champions these misunderstood animals and urges viewers to respect them for the unique and important beings they are. Says Wilmer, “Walking out and looking at the big tree and the tarantula on the wall. You learn to leave them alone, appreciate each other’s common grounds.”

Since “teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar,” we hope that others will follow Wilmer’s lead and learn how easy it is to live in harmony with insects.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • maureen says:

    Well I am going to be a mom to I’d say100 lil guys and girlsand yes it is a spider. One day I was on my porch looking out and to my amazement I saw this BEAUTIFUL spiderI ran inside and immediatley looked it up on the internetthe colors are great yellow and black well it turns out to be a Argiope Aurantia. They will reside in the same place as long as no one interferes.This one has to be a female it weaved a brown paper like sack full of eggs.To my surprise on the other side of my roof there is another one.I will leave them alone in case they are mates. By the way Argiope Aurantia spiders are harmless and beautiful to boot. Go Wilmer someone has to speak up for insects also.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I love insects. Even though they are the not the most cuddly of creatures they facinate me especially such creatures as walking sticks praying mantis and any kind of moth. My husband raises tomatoes in our backyard and we recently discovered a type of caterpillar that feeds on the leaves serves a purpose for wasps…the wasps lay their eggs in the caterpillar who then serves as food for the wasp larvae. When the wasp is an adult it sheds the caterpillar like a kid getting out of a Halloween costume. Not cute or cuddly but the most interesting thing I’ve ever seen!!