6/18/2009
PETA gets it right, but oh, so wrong
We got a call this morning from Jody, who wanted to let us know that she was outraged by PETA’s statement chastising President Obama for killing a fly during an interview with CNBC yesterday.

Here’s the deal. Alisa Mullins wrote this on the official PETA blog this morning about the fly swatting “He (Obama) isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.”

Translated: Even though he was being taped for national television indoors, Obama should have been humanitarian enough to stop what he was doing, think about the compassion he should have for the life of this fly and all who would be affected by its death, and find a more life-friendly way of dealing with this precious, fragile creature, aka the fly.

That’s all well and good, but if you’re going to scold the President of the United States for not having compassion and a life-friendly attitude toward something, shouldn’t it be for something like, say, I don’t know, a human life or more specifically, the life of an unborn child?

This is where PETA gets it wrong time and time again. Don’t get me wrong. I love animals. I’ve taken in my share of strays (cats, raccoons, opossums), but a line has to be drawn between the life of an animal and the life of a human being. PETA obviously doesn’t get that. I’d like to see them get behind the cause of the most popular mammal on the planet – the human race!

This is what Jody called to tell us. She said she rang up PETA before contacting us to give them a piece of her mind, too. Good point, Jody. Well put.

Oh, the horror.

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