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Spider Videobomb Prompts Gift Of Humane Bug Catcher For BBC News Presenter

For Immediate Release:

14 August 2014

Contact:

Ben Williamson 020 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk

Innovative, Inexpensive Device Available From PETA US Helps Kind Souls Humanely Remove Insects From Houses and Studios Alike

Edinburgh – Following the humorous incident this week in which a spider crawled across a television camera, making the eight-legged arachnid appear huge and poised to attack BBC Breakfast presenter Graham Stewart, PETA has sent a humane bug catcher to the studio in Scotland to help the production team safely remove unwanted guests in the future.

The innovative Snapy – available from the online PETA US shop – is the ultimate humane insect catcher. The long handle ensures no direct contact between bugs and squeamish users, as the "catchee" is carefully released back into nature. A user simply places the Snapy over a bug and slowly slides its plastic trapdoor shut. The bug will step onto the trapdoor as it closes, and the insect can then be carried outside, where the trapdoor can be slid open, allowing the bug to walk away. Even large spiders present no problem. Snapy is 26 centimetres long, so users won't have to get too close for comfort.

"Most insects, spiders and other unwelcome 'guests' that we find in our homes or offices have a lot more to fear from us than we do from them", says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. "Snapy makes it a snap to be kind to even the smallest beings among us."

The price of a Snapy is £6.59 ($10.99) plus shipping and handling. For more information, please visit PETACatalog.com.

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