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Gyms Shed Glue Traps Like Extra Pounds

Written by Michelle Kretzer | October 18, 2012

Raise your barbells to Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, LLC, which is banning glue traps from all its locations nationwide.

After talks with PETA, Millennium learned how glue traps cause their victims a slow, agonizing death. Because the animals get stuck but aren’t killed, they struggle to free themselves, often ripping off fur, skin, or feathers in the process. They may also chew off their own limbs to try to escape. Animals may languish for days before finally succumbing to starvation, dehydration, exhaustion, or injuries. And glue traps don’t discriminate—birds, companion animals, and even small children can be harmed by them.

Presented with that information, Millennium agreed that glue traps had about as much business being in their gyms as a triple cheeseburger—and neither one will be making it through the door.

Make sure that neither gets through your door, either, with a humane “smart” mousetrap (and a veggie burger, of course).