PETA Sends Obama a No-Kill Fly Swatter

By ANDREW GREINER
|  Friday, Jun 19, 2009  |  Updated 5:45 AM EDT
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Obama, The Fly Guy

Thge Katcha Fly is a humane way to catch a fly.

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Obama, The Fly Guy

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Somehow, we knew this one was coming.

In the wake of the presidential housefly smack-down that was broadcast on CNBC this week, PETA has sent President Obama a humane fly swatter.

PETA had a bit of fun with the event, and stopped short of condemning the president’s agility.

"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals," PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said. "We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

The device that the organization sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is called the Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher.

The organization describes the gadget thusly:


Are you the kind of person who wouldn't hurt a fly? Is your motto "live and let live," even when it comes to tiny, six-legged, uninvited house guests? Then the Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher is for you!

Simply place Katcha Bug over the bug and slowly slide its plastic trapdoor shut. The bug will step onto the trapdoor as it closes, and you can carry Katcha Bug outside, where all you need to do is slide the trap door open, allowing the bug to walk away.

It retails for $8 on petacatalog.org

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