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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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.