Crisis Management Gov. Christie squashes spider; PETA hits back The New Jersey governor killed an arachnid while speaking to school children in his office, prompting the animal-rights organization to sound off. By Matt WilsonMay 6, 2013 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.