The animal rights organization wants the president to be more humane next time to the insects.
Wired PR News – President Barack Obama’s fly swatting gesture in a recent interview has gotten much unexpected attention. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has also taken notice, and is now calling on the president to take a kinder approach in dealing with the insects in the future.
As noted in the report, Obama was shown in an interview with CNBC at the White House smacking down a fly that had hovered above his head. Although many found the incident comical, PETA took the matter more seriously.
PETA spokesperson Bruce Friedrich is quoted in the report as stating, “We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals… We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”
The organization is reportedly sending the president a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher for future run ins with pesky insects, which will allow him to release them outside without causing them harm.
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