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Boston’s Logan Airport Ditches Glue Traps

Written by PETA | February 1, 2010

Whenever people ask where my parents got my name, I never miss a beat before saying “The X-Men.” Am I really named after Wolverine? Maybe, maybe not, but as a lifetime comic book fan I think it’s a better story than “My great-great uncle three times removed was a Civil War hero …” and, well, you get the point.

After today, though, I just might start mixing my story up a little, considering that I now share my name with another hero for animals: Boston’s Logan Airport has agreed to stop using glue traps and is the latest recipient of PETA’s Compassionate Action Award. Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Thomas Kinton Jr. made the decision to pull glue traps after learning about the days of starvation and dehydration suffered by animals who become ensnared in the inhumane death pads. As a result, airport employees have agreed to implement a no-glue-trap policy and are working with PETA to implement more humane methods of catching animals.


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Boston Logan Airport


Boston’s Logan sticks it to glue traps, I have animal-tastic blogging skills, and Wolverine is on our list of the Top 10 Animal-Friendly Superheroes … I’m beginning to see a connection. Anybody else notice that Logan and vegan only differ by two letters?

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Rebecca says:

    Can lethal traps still be considered humane if they kill the mice without causing suffering? Traps like Victor’s MultiKill exterminate the mouse instantly so theres no pain. What do you guys think?

  • Jessica Hiemenz says:

    Next time you do the top 10 veggie friendly airports check out Logan again. Terminal C is a vegan utopia.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Boston is home to many humane vegetarians including the leader of the Band Boston. Tom Scholz is a vegan whose donated millions to animal welfare and vegetarian organizations.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    Way to go for ditching the traps! This goes to show your compassionate side. You can be sure that customers will see that loveydovey side and will have even more respect for you then they already do. D

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    Many people can learn from them!