Really PETA ?!!

Whenever I read something or hear of something that makes me immediately take a humongous sigh I have to write about it!

On Tuesday, President Obama was at the White House doing an interview for CNBC when a fly flew through. At first the president swatted toward the fly saying something like get out of here fly. But flies being the insect that they are, returned. It continued to fly around President Obama. The president waited for the fly to land and curtly put his hand up and swatted it dead!   Yeah! Chalk up one for the president.

But PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) came out and said the group would like to ask President Obama to try taking a more humane approach to the “disposal” of a fly next time one comes by! Are they serious?  Yes!  PETA spokesperson Bruce Friedrich commented. He went on to say that of the group PETA “We support compassion even for the most curious,smallest, and least sympathetic animals” quote! They are so serious they have sent to the White House a product called the Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher! This device  will allow the bug or common fly to go in and get trapped inside and then it can be released outside!

Great, that sounds great!  I wish I had some of those too!  For those times when I’m not home swatting my flies!

Seriously folks, we all need to get a life if we are worrying over the very lowly fly!  Our world is in crisis and I really want to save the bees, tend to monarch butterflies, and continue to learn about and fight global warming! We have polar ice caps that are disappearing, and along with that whatever wildlife that is attached to it!  Please!  A fly, really PETA?  Yikes.

At this point in time the White House has had no official comment regarding this matter. But in this writer’s opinion, to call the president to the mat on this- you really have way too much time on your hands….maybe PETA could devise a way to harness the energy from the caught flies to light up the world, then you’d be talking PETA!  But until that time, stick to the bigger picture you might grab a few new followers.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo


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