Governor Chris Christie had a gaggle of schoolkids in his office when they spotted a spider on his desk. Gov. Christie leaped into action and now PETA is butthurt for the critter.
From TPM here:
In a statement provided to TPM, Ingrid Newkirk, president of People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, described Christie’s killing of the spider as a thoughtless act.
“He probably did it without thinking. Some people put the spider outside, but spiders are often scary to people, and that can prevent them from pondering their worth,” Newkirk said.
Its hilarious that PETA should condemn squashing a spider. After all, they regularly kill animals and even illegally dump them in grocery store dumpsters. Newkirk will condemn a Republican governor but is silent on the abuses of her own employees.