PETA's Response to Obama's Fly "Execution"
President Obama stopped during an interview with CNBC to swat and kill a fly that was buzzing around his head during the taping. As a result, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is now calling the fly incident an "execution" and would like President Obama to show more compassion to even "the least sympathetic animals."
"We support compassion for even the smallest animals," says Bruce Friedrich, V.P. for Policy at PETA. "We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt." Friedrich says they support "brushing flies away rather than killing them" and was disappointed that the president had killed the fly. The group sent the president a Katcha Bug device, which traps bugs and allows their safe release back into nature. [OneNewsNow.com, Reuters, ABC News]
Source: Pastors Weekly Breifing, June 26, 2009