I’m referring to the folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who after the insecticide committed by President Obama a couple of nights ago came to the defense of pests:

The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the flyswatter in chief to try taking a more humane attitude the next time he’s bedeviled by a fly in the White House.

PETA is sending President Barack Obama a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside.

“We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals,” PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich said Wednesday. “We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals.”

PETA really needs to get a grip. After all, it could be worse: