Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Killing a fly is wrong, Obama!!!!

When is killing animals wrong and when is it right?

Philosophers have come up with all sorts of fancy arguments over the ages to answer this question, taking into account, among other things, the reason the animal is killed, the intelligence of the animal, and the rarity of the animal, but in the final analysis it has to be said that it basically boils down to whether we think the animal is cute or not.

So it’s okay to kill nasty pests like rats and cockroaches but not acceptable to kill nice animals like seals or koala bears.

But, of course, with any sort of animal-apartheid system you get complications.

Are badgers cute or pests? Depends on your point of view I guess.

But that was the old days and the zeitgeist moves on.

Cos it’s now ethically wrong to kill a fly!!!!!!!
clipped from www.news.com.au
PEOPLE for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is upset with Barack Obama killing a fly during a televised interview - and are sending him a parcel to prove it.

During an interview for CNBC at the White House on Tuesday, a fly intruded on Obama's conversation with correspondent John Harwood.

"Get out of here," the president told the pesky insect. When it didn't, he waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked it dead.

"Now, where were we?" Obama asked Harwood. Then he added: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker."

Friedrich said that PETA was pleased with Obama's voting record in the Senate on behalf of animal rights and noted that he has been outspoken against animal abuses.

Still, "swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect," Friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."

Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House has no comment on the matter.

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wankongyew said...

Someday, someone will compile a list of the micro-organisms killed by Mr. Obama's immune system every day and realize what true horror is.