Oh, for the love of tofu....
This is just plain stupid!
PETA Says No More Fly-Killing, Sends Obama A Humane Fly Catcher (ABC News blog)
I thought that PETA stood for "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals", not "Allthings"!
Are they being serious?! Now we're monsters for swatting pests?! What's next? Outlawing cold and flu remedies because, "viruses are living creatures too!"
And my fellow liberals wonder why we get slammed by ultra-conservatives like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. It's for stupid crap like this!
Flies, or the Common House Fly (Musca Domestica Linnaeus), multiply faster than rabbits (in 4 months time, one pair of flies - if none of their offspring are killed, eaten or otherwise prevented from multiplying - will become 191.01 quintillion flies! That's 18 zeros after the 191!!), carry bacteria and in some case diseases, and (in case those of PETA forgot), they begin life as MAGGOTS! Have you ever seen flies feeding on flower pollen or drinking from a clean lake or stream? No! They're hanging around road-kill carcases, feces and stagnant, mosquito-infested pools of water!
Give me a freakin' break! And PETA wants to SAVE these things??!! If it was up to them, this whole world would be infested with disease-carrying pests that would spread a plague across the world that would make Bubonic plague, swine-flu, ebola, west-nile virus AND limes disease combined look like a minor head cold!
Unless of course, their goal is the extermination of all life on the planet! Left unchecked, pests like flies, mosquitos, ticks & fleas would devastate the planet - including all those precious animals that PETA is supposedly protecting!
PETA, stick to what you know - ANIMALS. Last I checked, the common house fly is NOT classified by any credible biological scientific research as an animal...
...it's an INSECT, you morons!!!