President Obama swatted a fly, and PETA doesn’t like it. According to news reports Thursday, animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the President to take a more humane approach to insects. Obama killed the fly on Tuesday, as it pestered him during a nationally televised interview. PETA reportedly is sending the President “Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher,” a device that allows users to trap a house fly and then release it outside. News articles quote PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich saying "We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals. We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

I wonder how many “Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catchers" it would take to remove the flies from an average ranch or feedlot? — John Maday, managing editor