I haven't killed a spider or an insect for years (I'm thinking it may have coincided with becoming a vegetarian for the first time 10 years ago, but I don't really remember). If there's a spider in my house, I'll take a cup and put it over it, then slip a piece of firm paper underneath and take it outside. It only takes a second longer than it would to squish it. I do the same for other insects, or I'll just shoo them out the window if they can fly.
Occasionally I'll be at someone else's house and they'll just swat a fly dead, or stomp on a spider, and it always kind of shocks me! It's so unnecessary. Seriously, it only takes a tiny bit more effort to just take the bug outside, and it's the difference of life and death to the insect! I just don't get how people can be so nonchalant about killing an animal.
Am I weird, or does this bother other vegetarians too?