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Say ‘No!’ to Lowe’s and ‘Yes!’ to PETA’s New Billboard

Written by PETA | February 17, 2009

Lately, we’ve been stepping up our campaign to convince Lowe’s to stop selling glue traps. In addition to our notorious “sexy mice” demos, we’ve designed a brand-new billboard, and today we’re contacting officials in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Charlotte, North Carolina, to request prominent placement of the ad in their cities. We all know that the real villain here is Lowe’s, but we hope that these billboards will educate the public about the cruelty of glue traps and convince people to use only humane methods of managing mice. Check out the billboard below:




Oh, and if you have any creative ideas about how we can target Lowe’s next, leave a comment and let us know!

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • GavinB says:

    Grant I understand where you’re coming from. But the issue here is more the misuse of glue traps. Are there any regulations in your state regarding these things? In the US there are none. Pest control operators will place these boards leave and come back in a week to find a mouse that has starved to death. In addition trap instructions encourage people just to throw a live animal into the bin. It is a question of ethics not practicality. It is unacceptable to leave a small mammal to starve to death on a trap like this when you can kill it humanely. That is the bottom line. Yes it is a health hazard and yes you should remove it… but that’s not the point. The point is torturing them to death is unnecessary and unacceptable no matter how you try to rationalise it. I have spoken with a few pest control operators who have had over 20 years of experience they never found glue traps necessary and all agree that it’s a little too barbaric.

  • Grant Pavy says:

    If any of you worked in the pest control industry you would understand the need to use various methods of eliminating rats and mice including the less delicate glue boards. On numerous occasions I have solved smaller infestations with this method. An example is a small bakery that had 6 prior pest control companies try everything else but glue boards to solve the problem. Glue boards when used correctly can be effective when all other methods fail. I have no interest in seeing animals suffer either but I’d rather kill a rat this way than have any of you contract one of the many diseases that rats carry through contaminated food. If you really want to get you teeth into something worthwhile how about a campaign targeting filthy restaurant kitchens I can tell you in all honesty that at least half of them would really make you puke if you saw them in fact they probably already have. Grant Pavy Brisbane Qld

  • Mika says:

    Zellers in Port Alberni BC still sells glue traps or at least tries to . I don’t know about the rest of Canada . I use to have to “deal” with the animals caught in these things in Toronto.

  • Amber says:

    Ok well first you should not target Lowes poeple in general. There are hundreds of other stores that sell this inhumane stuff. So if you target Lowe’s you must make walmart and all these other stores public too. Because my mom works at Lowes and she is a big Peta person and wouldnt hurt a mouse. And would suggest other ways to people coming in asking about the glue traps.And the managers we know are like that too.And also its truely not up to the lowermanagers it’s up to the person who owns and operates the stores.The corporate people So maybe your asking someone to do something when its not in their power to do it even if they wanted to or tried. I understand these glue traps are inhumane but you also have to make sure that there is another way to go about getting rid of rodent problems..and you also may need to advertise to the public about there being another more humane way of going about getting rid of rodents.also saying that Lowes people are bad is not right. Because all the employees are doing is their job. Please contact corporate and make it known to them how you feel.

  • Leanna Gilbert says:

    I didn’t know this I’ll never shop at their stores again. Horrified Leanna

  • CSB1000 says:

    What about WalMart? They are bigger than Lowes and the shelves are loaded with them!

  • Izzy says:

    Is Lowe’s really the villain or are the people that purchase glue traps and will continue to do so even when you tell them that it is harmful?

  • Rev. Meg says:

    How to save a victim from a glue trap I learned this from a animal control professional coat the feet and any other areas of the victims body that came in contact with the glue with vegetable oil then slowly and patiently peel the trap away from the body. If possible rinse the victim with water to remove as much of the oil as possible then take him to remote area and set him free.

  • Michelle says:

    Nice job guys.If that doesn’t affect them in any way what will?

  • Meech! says:

    Target educating the corporations and residences that BUY the traps. Lowes should stop selling the traps from a cruelty standpoint but I think the real villains are the people who use the traps and the demand of paying customers makes it profitable to Lowes to keep this evil afloat. Damn shame.

  • mary says:

    omg i live about an hour and a half from charlotte hopefully when i go up there i’ll see this billboard. i have a lowe’s in my town and my dad shop there a lot for work. they have…prolly 3 aisles by the front doors with wild animal traps and repelants and all of this stuff that can hurt animals. and its the first thing you see when you walk in! ugh. put a sign up that says “if you want woodland creatures to die please buy the traps here”.

  • urmil dhanda says:

    stop this cruelity

  • kelly says:

    Glue traps spread disease All the managers at Lowe’s need to do is do a better job keeping the bird seed department cleaned up and contained Failure in that department is what is attracting the rodents!

  • Mickey Reagan says:

    Any recommendations on how to approach managers at Lowes?