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PETA to Obama: Flies Have Feelings, Too

Group unhappy with prez's brutal fly attack
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 9:01 AM CDT
PETA to Obama: Flies Have Feelings, Too
This image made from video released by CNBC, shows President Barack Obama smacking a fly dead during an interview with CNBC correspondent John Harwood.   (AP Photo/Courtesy CNBC)

(Newser) – At least one group isn’t impressed with the president’s killer reflexes: PETA. The animal-rights group sent Obama a no-kill trap after he nailed a fly, midair, during a CNBC interview Tuesday. The bug-battling tool captures insects alive. “We support compassion for even the smallest animals,” says a spokesman, noting that PETA appreciates Obama's opposition to factory farming, seal hunting, and fur. “We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt.”
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