Published On: Mon, May 6th, 2013

PETA critical of Gov. Chris Christie’s spider squashing

The rough and tough New Jersey Governor has drawn a response from the people over at PETA,  the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, after a move he made recently in front of  some Jersey young-ins.

Chris Christie at 2011 event photo Bob Jagendorf

Chris Christie at 2011 event photo Bob Jagendorf

Gov. Chris Christie was hosting his daughter’s fourth grade class at his office, when an arachnid ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Christie, who went with his instincts, squashed the spider with his bare hand.

After wiping spider remains on his jacket, the Governor said, “That’s also one of the fun parts about being governor. Any bugs on your desk, you’re allowed to kill them and not get in trouble”, to the cheers of the children.

Hero to the children, but not so much to PETA.

PETA’s president, Ingrid Newkirk had a few choice words for Mr. Christie, “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.”

This situation is very reminiscent to an incident four years ago when President Obama caught hell from the animal rights group after swatting and killing a fly during a television interview.

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