Chris Christie Kills Spider, PETA Issues Strongly Worded Letter

Here’s how I think it all went down: The spider jumped up on the table and criticized President Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy, causing Governor Christie to take offense and smash the partisan arachnid for blasphemy:

Cue PETA:

But PETA wishes the Governor had taken a minute to think about the spider’s value.

“Some people put the spider outside, but spiders are often scary to people, and that can prevent them from pondering their worth,” Newkirk added.

As TPM noted, President Obama found himself in a similar situation in 2009, when he swatted at a fly during a TV interview.

“He isn’t the Buddha, he’s a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act,” PETA responded at the time.

Yeah, why are Christie and Obama heartlessly treating innocent spiders and flies as if they were dogs and cats dropped off at PETA shelters?