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onecent

(6,096 posts)
Mon May 6, 2013, 09:14 AM May 2013

Chris Christie killed a spider and PETA is pissed.

BWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA...this is THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE SEEN ON ABC ALL DAY.

LMAO.....I HOPE they just keep talking about the spider...it's better THAN ANY OF THE POLITICAL NEWS WE HEAR!!!!!!!!!

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Chris Christie killed a spider and PETA is pissed. (Original Post) onecent May 2013 OP
A spider? Buzz Clik May 2013 #1
link? pipoman May 2013 #2
sorry for not putting link....I rarely post, and keep forgetting... thanks for posting the link onecent May 2013 #5
If I find a spider in the house... Spider Jerusalem May 2013 #13
Well over half the spiders we find pipoman May 2013 #15
I leave pretty much every spider alone. Saving Hawaii May 2013 #22
I saw that earlier on HappyMe May 2013 #3
I try to keep an eye for the tiny animals on the sidewalk. nt ZombieHorde May 2013 #6
I'm sorry, I don't. HappyMe May 2013 #8
Just another form of extremism. MAD Dave May 2013 #4
What makes the life of one type of animal more valuable than another? nt ZombieHorde May 2013 #7
Well, if you really want to follow that logic!!!!!! Yo_Mama May 2013 #11
What makes the life of one type of animal worth more than another type of animal? nt ZombieHorde May 2013 #12
Head lice, cockroaches, mice, rats, fleas and even most protozoans Yo_Mama May 2013 #14
My hierarchy of animal life is completely arbitrary. ZombieHorde May 2013 #19
PETA is just... *facepalm* sakabatou May 2013 #9
That spider, had it lived, might have gone on to kill innocent flies. Nye Bevan May 2013 #10
Christie couldn't buy advertising this good. Thanks, PETA. nt geek tragedy May 2013 #16
The actual comment from Peta seemed pretty mild Marrah_G May 2013 #17
And one other thing... Marrah_G May 2013 #18
Misleading headlines from haters whatchamacallit May 2013 #20
Christie's an amateur. rug May 2013 #21
That fly's been there since 2004. Saving Hawaii May 2013 #24
PETA are such hypocrits. Sheepshank May 2013 #23
Spiders are dead if I see one in my bedroom quinnox May 2013 #25
As much as I hate them, I actually drummed up the courage to pet a tarantula woodsprite May 2013 #26
 

pipoman

(16,038 posts)
2. link?
Mon May 6, 2013, 09:24 AM
May 2013

nevermind..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/chris-christie-spider_n_3222115.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Who doesn't kill spiders in their home or work? We live on a farm and always kill spiders in the house and occupied areas and go out of our way not to harm those in seldom occupied areas of the farm...except for brown recluse (very common here) which we kill anyplace we see them..

onecent

(6,096 posts)
5. sorry for not putting link....I rarely post, and keep forgetting... thanks for posting the link
Mon May 6, 2013, 09:52 AM
May 2013

for me pipoman..appreciate it.

 

Spider Jerusalem

(21,786 posts)
13. If I find a spider in the house...
Mon May 6, 2013, 01:28 PM
May 2013

I catch it and put it out the back door in the back garden; I don't kill it. (If there were poisonous spiders in the UK, I might; as it is, spiders are generally beneficial...they eat flies and other insects.)

 

pipoman

(16,038 posts)
15. Well over half the spiders we find
Mon May 6, 2013, 01:44 PM
May 2013

in our home are brown recluse, the rest are more harmless. I view it as having plenty of places for spiders to live out their lives on my property, my home isn't one of them. Now I have captured several wolf spiders from around my home and moved them, I like wolfs and yellow and black garden spiders..I photograph the garden spiders and monitor webs waiting for the tiny males to arrive on the webs of the females in the late summer..

Saving Hawaii

(441 posts)
22. I leave pretty much every spider alone.
Mon May 6, 2013, 02:36 PM
May 2013

Except for black widows. Every one I find on my property meets a quick end.

But the little house spiders inside? I leave those. I figure they help keep the black widows out.

HappyMe

(20,277 posts)
3. I saw that earlier on
Mon May 6, 2013, 09:25 AM
May 2013

GMA.

Are they pissed about the bugs that get mashed when you walk on the sidewalk.

Yo_Mama

(8,303 posts)
11. Well, if you really want to follow that logic!!!!!!
Mon May 6, 2013, 10:18 AM
May 2013

Then US water treatment systems are committing holocausts every day, and antibiotics and antivirals should be banned.

When I clean my bathroom with bleach, the UN should capture me and put me on trial for chemical warfare.

Mousetraps - constitutionally banned. Their only purpose is to KILL!

All animal control officers should be imprisoned immediately, and the National PETA Truth and Reconciliation Commission can hold years of inquiries detailing their crimes against the desaparecidos peludos.

Washing of humans and their clothes should be made a Crime Against Ectoparasites. We can erect monuments in every city, crying for the unborn children of the nearly extinct human lice and flea populations. IT WAS GENOCIDALWARFARE.

I'll tell you what. You try out that lifestyle for five years, and then come back and tell me about the enlightenment you have gained. Please stand upwind when you come back. And not too close!

Yo_Mama

(8,303 posts)
14. Head lice, cockroaches, mice, rats, fleas and even most protozoans
Mon May 6, 2013, 01:33 PM
May 2013

are animals.

Have you ever had a mammal pet? Have you ever treated said pet for fleas? Ever set a mousetrap or had an exterminator come to your house? Ever sprayed/knocked down a wasp or hornet nest in the doorway/eves/windows of your home?

If you really believe a cockroach has the same inherent rights as a human child, then you are entitled to your opinion. It will be a minority opinion.

I think you know the answer to your question. But I will answer it if you will answer this question:
If you saw a three year-old being mauled by a dog in the street, would you attempt to intervene on behalf of the child even if this involved harm to the dog?

ZombieHorde

(29,047 posts)
19. My hierarchy of animal life is completely arbitrary.
Mon May 6, 2013, 02:23 PM
May 2013

It is based entirely on emotional reasons, and has nothing to do with logic.

Factors that help me to make these emotional decisions are whether or not I can see the animal suffer, my loyalty to my fellow human beings, how the animals make me feel when I see them, etc.

Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
10. That spider, had it lived, might have gone on to kill innocent flies.
Mon May 6, 2013, 10:04 AM
May 2013

Who knows how many innocent insects Christie saved?

Marrah_G

(28,581 posts)
17. The actual comment from Peta seemed pretty mild
Mon May 6, 2013, 01:45 PM
May 2013

And i'm not a huge fan of them or of spiders.........

Marrah_G

(28,581 posts)
18. And one other thing...
Mon May 6, 2013, 01:46 PM
May 2013

I am seriously thinking of hiring Skittles to deal with whoever posted that big ass, horrifying picture in the thread!!!!!!!!!


whatchamacallit

(15,558 posts)
20. Misleading headlines from haters
Mon May 6, 2013, 02:30 PM
May 2013

suck. The actual quote:

"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid Newkirk issued a statement saying Christie probably killed it without thinking. Newkirk said "some people put the spider outside, but spiders are often scary" and that can prevent people from pondering their worth."

Saving Hawaii

(441 posts)
24. That fly's been there since 2004.
Mon May 6, 2013, 02:38 PM
May 2013

It was Bush's top priority for most of the War on Terror. Said he'd get back to Osama once that dang fly was gone.

 

Sheepshank

(12,504 posts)
23. PETA are such hypocrits.
Mon May 6, 2013, 02:38 PM
May 2013

Would they cry over the slow starvation of a Venus Fly Trap?

In the 70's there was a study that indicated plants are sentient because they respond positivlely to kindness, attention and music and tomatoes have a negative physical reaction when being picked from the vine. Does PETA boob over a tomatoe being sliced up?

Do all members of PETA carry a small broom and sweep the ground in front of them to avoid stepping on small insects?

 

quinnox

(20,600 posts)
25. Spiders are dead if I see one in my bedroom
Mon May 6, 2013, 02:42 PM
May 2013

Can't stand them crawling around. I get some nasty looking big brown ones sometimes. One time I got a huge one, you wouldn't believe how big that sucker was.

woodsprite

(11,971 posts)
26. As much as I hate them, I actually drummed up the courage to pet a tarantula
Mon May 6, 2013, 03:02 PM
May 2013

over the weekend. Just it's butt, and it was on someone else's hand, but I still did it. My daughter was livid thinking my husband dared me. It wasn't that. There was a 10yo girl there and she was like "Oooohhh, can I pet it." I was thinking if she could do it, than this 50yo woman could also.

Really silky hair. I was surprised.

However, if one ever showed up in my home, I'd be hunting the largest shoe or can of Raid I could find. We have mainly wolf spiders and "charlottes" (I don't know what they're really called, but they look like Charlotte on Charlotte's Web.). We also have some black/yellow garden spiders and a range of spikey black/white spiders (I call them funny butt spiders.).

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