I gotta admit that it made me chuckle that Obama killing a fly is a hot topic of discussion. Serious (side eye) on this story. Why is this news?
Apparently Obama killed a fly during an interview and PETA didn't appreciate it. LOL (at-least that's the buzz throughout the blogs).
What Happened: The president was in the midst of discussing the country's financial woes when the fly – which had been buzzing around the room earlier – suddenly took a liking to Obama. When it got on his last nerve, he waited for it to land on the back of his left hand and SWAT — he killed it.
PETA commented on their blog that — it could no longer be said that Obama wouldn't hurt a fly — in a nutshell — “He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.”
Of course that comment was taken and turned all around all kinda ways.
PETA EXPLAINS THEIR CRITICISM in MORE DEPTH
“As we all know, human beings often don’t think before they act. We don’t condemn President Obama for acting on instinct. When the media began contacting us in droves for a statement, we obliged, simply by saying that the president isn’t the Buddha and shouldn’t be expected to do everything right—if not for that, we would not have brought it up. It’s the media who are making a big deal about the fly swat—not PETA. However, we took the opportunity, when asked, to point out that we do offer lots of ways in which to control insects of all kinds without harming them. There is even a chapter in PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s book, Making Kind Choices, about how to rid your home of “uninvited guests.” ‘
“We support compassion for all animals, even the most curious, smallest, and least sympathetic animals. We hope that everyone will take inspiration from Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who included insects in his realm of compassion and would stop to move a worm from hot pavement to cool earth.”[mashshare]