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People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a unique – if unlikely – solution to 2009-2010 Mazda6 owners who have felt the bite of the company's recall to chase away gas-loving spiders. They want you to donate your ride to them. The animal-rights group is soliciting donations from any of the 52,000 affected Mazda customers who would rather see the spiders saved than murdered at the hands of mechanics.

Once they've chased the itsy-bitsy spiders from the car's evap pipe, PETA says they'll use the donated Mazda sedans to champion their cause. PETA says that this won't be the first time they've received cars from animal loving donors: a PETA member who was terrified of mice once donated a brand-new Jeep to the organization after she found a mouse living in it. The mouse was saved, just as the spiders will be.



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Mazda Owners: Solve Your Spider Problems!

Attention, Mazda owners: There's this MX-2 Spider version, and then there's the spiders who are thought to be living in some of the 65,000 Mazda6s that were recalled last week because a certain gas-loving arachnid likes to build webs in the cars' emission systems. The presence of the spiders can cause gas leaks and fires. And here's something that you may not know: If you're suffering from arachnophobia, PETA will be more than happy to help you out ... by accepting your donated vehicle for use in animal rescue work! A PETA member who was deathly afraid of mice once donated her brand-new Jeep to PETA after a mouse popped out from beneath the glove box. PETA gladly accepted both the Jeep and the mouse and will do the same for your Mazda6. And for the spiders who call it home, we'll also do our best to get them out safely and find them new homes.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Well we all know that the people of PETA are a bunch of idiots anyway.... right...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love animals. But PETA makes me want to go stomp on kittens and puppies.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Got a solution for your spider problem (as well as all those PETA parasites):

        RAID!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Usually there's a good amount of arguing in these comments sections, but it seems that we're all pretty united in saying that PETA sucks. It's nice to see PETA bringing us all together like this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lolololololol
      • 4 Years Ago
      I read nothing in their statement about being interested in helping the spiders if you want to KEEP your brand new car. That's because they're not interested in the spiders, they're interested in the cars.

      Unfortunately for PETA, they have a lot of competition when it comes to wanting to receive new cars for free.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i wish all the PETA members would join hand in hand, so i can run across and b*tch-slap every one of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "I don't like spiders and snakes, but that aint what takes to love me....
      Anyone else remember that Jerry reed song?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Killing animals for food is bad! Just buy it from the grocery store :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm going to donate my Mazda 6 with the full leather interior, and I might just forget and leave my fur jump suit in the trunk along with the dead rabbit in my front grill that I hit at 90 mph. And because I'm being so humane to these spiders, I'll go ahead and treat myself to a nice dinner of veal cutlets with pasta.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Of course, the Mazda6 S GT pictured isn't part of the recall.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, PETA is going to get a bunch of 4 banger base models... with manual transmissions...... crap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Arachnifobia?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saturn
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. Really? Spiders? I think PETA folk should refrain from eating vegetables too. Y'know they have souls too! Haven't you ever watched Princess Mononoke? Or felt the radiance of a sunflower's smile upon your face?? Zucchini is murder!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree, plants have saved my house from zombies on numerous occassions
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