Mazda Owners: Solve Your Spider Problems!

Posted by on March 7, 2011 | Permalink

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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 the cars will be put to good use in the service of PETA US’ lifesaving fieldwork rescuing much larger life forms.”

Our stateside affiliate plans to try to safely remove the spiders from any donated cars and release them into a wooded area near the organisation’s headquarters. A PETA US member with a fear of mice once discovered a mouse living in the glove compartment of her new Jeep; PETA US was happy to accept both the car and the mouse.

Whilst here in central London, we don’t have a use for donated cars, you can always help by donating your time as a volunteer, as an intern or as an activist.