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Glue-In at Lowe’s

Written by PETA | November 19, 2009

It was literally a sticky situation for employees at one Lowe’s store in Toledo, Ohio, yesterday, when a woman dressed as a mouse entered the store and “glued” herself to the floor. As the “mouse” screamed and writhed, customers surrounded her with caution signs reading, “Lowe’s Tortures Animals.”



The “mouse” was taken into police custody after half an hour of shrieking and struggling, and she was lucky. Being arrested is nothing compared to the days of starvation and dehydration that animals ensnared in glue traps suffer. The misery of glue traps is so painful that some animals even chew off their own legs in a desperate attempt to free themselves. No glue trap is humane—and there are effective alternatives. Urge Lowe’s to end the torment and stop selling glue traps immediately.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Summer says:

    I had read your article a few months ago and vowed not to shop at Lowes. However, I have noticed that Walmart and Home Depot carry the glue traps as well and I think they had agreed not to!!!!

  • Clayton Higginbotham says:

    Peta is always critisized for being extreme but were not at all we do what we must to save the inisent

  • Tabooka says:

    Peta is usually critzied for being over the top or out of line when its for an ethical cause.I decided to go to the website to see what they were about and come to learn you guys actually protect all animals anything that has a pulse. This article was intresting as well as made me realize to what extent of pain animals go through. From my perspective no one i know likes having pest in THEIR homes. I feel that in order to get a solution to this boycott there has to be an alternative to pesticides.If there are……then ignore my ignorance and continue with outstanding work.

  • Alex says:

    Mel they were comparing her getting arrested to the fate that an actual mouse in a glue trap would succumb to. You may beleive it is petty to stand up for animal rights but at least there are others who will stand up for them so that you can live your cushy lifestyle with a blindfold over your eyes. This was an excellent handon approach to showing exactly what is happening to these animals. Looking at various comments just on websites with this article ie here facebooketc many have admitted they didn’t even know about the cruelty of glue traps till they saw this so she did a fantastic job on getting the word out and I would happily post her bail

  • Mel says:

    “Lucky she was only arrested”? Nope this poor woman will probably spend the rest of her life trying to get a good job because of the arrest. Being arrested for something can have an impact on your job and things such as loans and such. Personally I hate glue traps myself however I would think twice about risking so much more job family possibly getting a loan or credit over something petty as a glue trap.

  • Tabitha says:

    ok. I’m a PETA member and have been involved in demonsration’s to support and protect the right’s of the ethicle treatment of animal’s.However there are certain circumstsances when this can become out hand.Educating is very important and certaintly can be done in more productive way’s than in this demonstation. Hand out pamplet’s etc. When we perform in this manner we can frighten young children and represent the PETA name in a negative way. It’s demonstation’s like this that embarrass me in front of all that know I stand behind PETA. I feel PETA can show better maturaty in the future.Our goal is to be taken serious therfore we should act upon that!

  • Julie Ann says:

    glue traps are disgusting and totally barbaric. they need to be banned. please stop selling this torture products.

  • Susan Hoppler says:

    Alicia Alicia Alicia how can you compare a peaceful demonstration against inhumane practices as going down to the level of the “slaughterers themselves?” I have been a part of many demonstrations and can tell you that unless there is something cutting edge naked or otherwise out of the ordinary the demo doesn’t get the attention that it should. How do you educate when people aren’t paying attention? Yesleafleting or quietly holding a sign is great in fact we need to do all forms of raising public awareness to get our point across but with you calling this form of demonstration illegitimateare you helping the cause? Besides how can you compare a writhing human mouse with an animal slaughterer?!? What are YOU doing to educate the public about a compassionate crueltyfree lifestyle?

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    I think this was a wonderful protest! Lowe’s you need to stop selling yor gle traps now!! You wouldn’t like being trapped in one would you?!

  • Claudine Erlandson says:

    Holy Toledo will remember not to go to Lowes! Brave little Mouse!

  • Elisabeth says:

    That’s one brave mouse! Good job PETA! Boycott LOWE’S!

  • Alicia says:

    Oh fabulous. Another great example of when we try to educate people on the benefits of becoming vegan vegetarian and living a cruelty free lifestyle we are called extremist or part of radical group or movement and not taken seriously. Why can’t we put our heads together and find serious progressive smart and legitimate ways to educate the public. Instead going down to a level that I can only actually equate to the slaughterers themselves.

  • carla says:

    Lowe’s my entire family has just banned your discusting store!!!!!!!!

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  • danielle handy says:

    oh my gosh i never thought lowes of all places would use glue traps. maybe we need to stick their a on one of them and see how they would like it. how cruel and yea it might be a mouse but come on now.

  • NT says:

    What a brave lady!!! and what a waste of taxpayers’ dollars having the police arrest someone whose only intention is to bring awareness to animal cruelty issues…