PETA peeved at Gov. Christie’s spider execution video


Smash! Squish! Applause! That’s how some of us from New Jersey handle spiders crawling around our desks.

And that’s exactly how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pissed off PETA.

A spider freaked out a group of Christie’s daughter’s classmates who were gathered around his desk Friday, and in a classic, Soprano-like move, Christie lifted the phone receiver to whack it.

He chose, however, to smash the bug with his hand, receiving applause from the kids and parents in his office.

“That’s also another fun part of being governor. Any bugs on your desk you’re allowed to kill them and not get in trouble,” Christie said.

Not so fast, big guy.

When People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals president Ingrid Newkirk saw the video of the spider execution, she issued a statement to Talking Points Memo on Christie’s “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.

Christie tweeted the following after daughter Bridget’s class visit:

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Watch “Governor Christie Saves School Children From Spider” via YouTube:


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