Thursday, June 18, 2009

What a PETArd

Lord knows I'm not exactly a fan of President Obama, but even he deserves to be defended against this kind of idiocy:
Some animal rights activists have a message for U.S. President Barack Obama: Leave those poor flies alone.

Obama's swatting and killing a fly during an interview with CNBC Tuesday got a quick response from the high-profile animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

ABC News quoted Bruce Friedrich, vice president for policy at PETA, as saying the group supports brushing away flies instead of killing them. He expressed disappointment that the president had killed the fly.

"We support compassion for even the smallest of animals," Friedrich told ABC. "We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt."
The fleas, ticks, wasps, lice, and cockroaches that Friedrich shares a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom with were not available for comment.

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