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Posts Tagged ‘Spiders’

  • 02
  • Nov

Putting a Positive Spin on Spiders

web spiderPoor old spiders. The much-maligned little critters often have a hard time of it at the hands of humans – getting squashed, washed down the plughole or sprayed with toxic insecticides.

Recent reports about the rising numbers of false widow spiders in this country have made things even worse, inspiring an epidemic of hysterical spider-swatting, despite the fact that the vast majority of the UK’s 600  species of spiders are completely harmless. As for false widow spiders, they are not aggressive towards humans, and in most cases their bites are no more … Read more.

  • 07
  • Mar

Mazda Owners: Solve Your Spider Problems!

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Thousands of Mazda6 cars in the US, Canada and Mexico have just been recalled because of the potential for spiders to build webs inside the car’s emission system, and PETA US has responded with a solution for Mazda owners creeped out by the idea of continuing to drive the spider-friendly cars – donate them!

“It’s a win-win situation for compassionate people who suffer from arachnophobia, one of the most common phobias in existence”, says PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk. “The spiders will be out of their sight, and … Read more.