The group PETA, People Enjoying Tasty Animals is sending the White House a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher. It allows for a house fly to be caught and then released outside. Why would anyone not want to kill a fly? Besides being a pest they are nasty.

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PETA Likes House Flies

PETA says they support compassion even for the smallest sympathetic animals. Hey PETA here are the facts on house flies. They visit dumps, sewers and garbage heaps, feeding on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist, decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs and meat. Flies regurgitate and excrete wherever they House flies are suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans.

Female house flies deposit their eggs in decaying organic matter such as garbage and human and animal excrement. Horse manure is the preferred breeding medium. Each female deposits about 100-150 eggs on appropriate food which hatch in a day or two into worm-like creatures called maggots.

Fly maggots feed on the material in which they have hatched (Garbage and Poop). Following three larval molts, mature larvae stop feeding and burrow into drier surrounding areas, where they pupate. The pupa is a chestnut-brown, oval object within which the larva changes into an adult house fly.

Adults mate within one to two days after emerging from their pupal cases. The life cycle from egg to adult can be completed in as little as one week, but typically takes three weeks. House fly adults normally live about two and a half weeks during the summer, but they can survive up to three months at lower temperatures.

They pass these diseases on to humans. Bacterial diseases: Typhoid, cholera, dysentery, pyogenic (bacterial infections that makes pus) cocci.( which include Staphylococci, some types of food poisoning, urinary tract infections, toxic shock syndrome, gonorrhea and some forms of meningitis, throat infections, pneumonias and sinusitis and E. coli.

They are neither animal nor sympathetic. They are a health hazard and should be killed. They serve no useful purpose kind of like PETA.