While most of us were impressed by President Obama's fly swatting hand speed when he thwacked a pesky critter during an interview last week, the folks at PETA point out that you can no longer refer to our President as someone who wouldn't hurt a fly. Without getting too critical, PETA's primary response has been to send a Katcha humane bug catcher to the White House. With this wonder of technology, you simply plunk the clear pyramid part over the critter, then carefully slide the card under the bug you want to release back into the wild. Good luck.
To me this borders on the absurd. Houseflies are a major disease carrier with an unswatted lifespan of about 2-3 weeks, and keeping them out of our homes is part of any healthy lifestyle. Perhaps PETA's next product should be special shoes with a tiny footprint, to minimize our chances of squishing ants and tiny microbes as we walk around.
If you're feeling sorry for the flies, you can buy your own humane bug catcher from Peta for $8. It's probably best not ask how many flies get killed each day in the factory that makes them.