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Victory! American Eagle Trashes Glue Traps

Written by PETA | June 3, 2009
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First, it swore off Australian wool from lambs who have endured the cruel mulesing mutilation. Now, American Eagle Outfitters has taken another compassionate step that is sure to have mice pumping their tiny clenched paws in victory.

After learning that animals caught in glue traps die a slow, agonizing death by starvation—often after trying to gnaw off their own limbs in a vain attempt to free themselves—the ever-trendy, animal-friendly clothing chain has joined JPMorgan Chase in swearing off the use of glue traps in its stores.

Leave a comment below to congratulate American Eagle, then head on over to our Get Active page and let Lowe’s know that it should follow AE’s example and stop selling glue traps in its stores.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Jennifer says:

    My job just put sticky glue traps in the stock rooms as we have mice or rats. I was really unhappy about this and called our store manager to ask if there was anything more humane that we could use. The exterminator out the glue traps there and my store manager told me he’d check. I hope he does but sadly enough sales and daily chores are more important to most people in retail. What do I do when I go in that stockroom and find a poor little mouse struggling. I can’t deal wthe thought. If I bring baby oil to work and get it off the trap. Where do I set it free? I am lucky if I get a 15.min break.This situation sucks.

  • LnddMiles says:

    Pretty cool post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really liked reading your blog posts. Anyway Ill be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

  • Kari says:

    I applaud this very important decision to respect all creatures!

  • Sarah says:

    Thank you AE!!!

  • Annie says:

    Thank you very much. AE will be one of the stores we go to now.

  • Karen says:

    Thanks for taking a positive step towards animals. If you ever make something plussized and affordable I’ll totally shop at your stores.

  • Mary Ellen says:

    Way to go American Eagle! Now anothe compassionate clothing company that I can add to my list!

  • marysol says:

    I am definitely shopping there now!! Thanks for being compasionate

  • Karla martinez says:

    Yay ameriican eaglee has actuallt opened iits eyes and will make a diiference and help other major stores realize that even thee smalles thiings can make a difference congrats AE!

  • Nell says:

    This is actually a real surprise to me and i can rest easy in my few American Eagle garments regardless of the fact that in shopping there i was conforming to a society of unrelenting mindless consumerism.

  • Carla says:

    I will continue to shop at your store American Eagle. Good for you! Class Act xo

  • Curtis says:

    I LOVE American Eagle! It really is my favorite clothing store so I was saddened to hear that they were using glue traps…but I am ecstatic that they have stopped so quickly!

  • NT says:

    I had no doubt AE would see the light and take a compassionate step. I hope they start using more “pleather” now and less leather…

  • Brynee says:

    Aahaha I never shop there… but maybe I’ll start…

  • Karen says:

    Thanks to American Eagle for making this compassionate decision and to PETA for helping to make this happen!

  • Kyla says:

    yay! thanks a bundle!

  • Sky says:

    amazing job american eagle! frances kessler will now only buy your clothing WAY TO GO

  • Dave says:

    AMERICAN EAGLE!!! You rock! I will purchase some items from one of your stores soon just for this humane decision. Thankyou! Your heat shows bright and true!

  • Michelle Marquez says:

    I wasn’t aware they did that. I never really shopped there and now that I know what they did do I will Never shop at their store again.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Plaudits accolades commendation and approbation for American Eagle for their bannining of heinously sadistic glue traps. St. Martin De Porres a humane saint who loved mice and all God’s creatures would be edified.

  • claire says:

    Well done American Eagle!. Leading the way to a free world for all!. Every step counts.

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  • Lindsey says:

    Yay I’m so happy I was just thinking about that today during exams. I’m glad that it didn’t take them long to make this wonderful decision!

  • Iris Block says:

    Thank you so much for taking steps towards cruelty freedom!