PETA to White House: Don't kill the mouse
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says it's rushing over a humane fix to kick out the White House mouse.

"The White House is this mouse's house, too, but we'd rather that she be evicted than eviscerated," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a Thursday statement, "so we're providing a humane trap that allows her to be put outdoors safely."

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Reporters were seen scrambling on Tuesday after a mouse fell from the ceiling of the press room at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 

After NBC News's Peter Alexander said the mouse fell "into his lap" from above, journalists wildly scoured the press area in search of the roaming rodent. The mouse hunt ultimately ended unsuccessfully, with members of the media unable to chase down the acrobatically-inclined critter.

"Effective rodent-control measures are those that keep smart, gentle mice out of glue traps and reporters' laps without harming them," Newkirk said Thursday. 

The animal rights group, Newkirk said, would also be sending a copy of a tip sheet titled "Living in Harmony With House Mice and Rats" along with the trap. PETA, she said, "is willing to provide many more humane traps, if needed."