PeTA Slammed Obama For Fly Snatching
You thought I was joking (according to private email and some Facebook Fan page comments) when I relayed that PeTA wrote me a nasty note several years back following a story I wrote on flea control. They maintained I murdered fleas. And they were right!
ChicagoNow reader Moonweb reminded me that PeTA expressed anger with President Obama when he killed a fly during an interview (several months ago).
I like insects too – I really do….but flies spread disease, as do fleas and ticks. I reach millions of readers, and have written many stories about flea and tick control (to better our pets’ lives and our lives). Yet the only ‘Save-the Fleas’ letter ever in 15 years came from PeTA.