June 22, 2009 by esarsea
Our latest installment from the WFT desk deals with PETA. You’ve heard of them before; Peoplewhohavecompletelylosttheirfuckingminds.
MSNBC is reporting that PETA has taken exception to President Obama’s swatting of a fly. Yes, you read that right. Swatting a fly.
Evidently, President Obama swatted and killed a fly during a recent TV interview with CNBC at the White House.
“We support compassion for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals” PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said in response to the incident. “We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”
PETA is sending President Obama humane bug catcher that allows users to trap flies and release them outside. Un-fucking-believable.
This from Ohio State University:
“Domestic flies, often called “Filth Flies,” are not only a nuisance by their presence, but are important from a human and animal health standpoint. House flies may spread diseases such as conjunctivitis, poliomyelitis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, anthrax, leprosy, cholera, diarrhea and dysentery. They may serve as intermediate hosts for parasitic tapeworms on poultry or parasitic roundworms on horses. Certain larvae of blow flies, bottle flies, screwworm flies and flesh flies may feed on dead as well as living tissue of mammals, causing blood poisoning and even death, especially in sheep. Stable flies bite painfully, sucking blood from humans and animals. False stable flies do not bite, but spread certain diseases, whereas the little house fly hovers in mid air in the middle of rooms.”