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Victory! Dollar Tree Makes Million-Dollar Call

Written by PETA | December 19, 2008
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Dollar Tree

I’m pleased to announce that I have a surprise for my family—but first, listen to this: Following our appeal to them, the nationwide chain Dollar Tree has agreed to stop selling glue traps! This decision will spare untold numbers of mice, birds, squirrels, and even house hamsters and other small animals from slow deaths by starvation and dehydration.

Why am I personally so extremely excited? Well, of course, there’s the fact that taking glue traps off the shelves will prevent huge amounts of suffering, because animals who become trapped in them often tear off patches of skin or fur in their frantic efforts to escape. Sometimes they even try to chew off their own limbs.

However, this also means that I will now have the perfect place to grab my last-minute stocking-stuffers this year (circa December 23 or 24, which is when I typically start shopping).

I hope my giftees will be as delighted as you all must be. But don’t forget that we still need your help to get Lowe’s to stop selling glue traps too. Click here to take action.

Written by Sean Conner

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  • Cheryl Roe says:

    All of us must be good stewards of our land and ALL the animals God put on earth for man and woman who are given the ability to reason and have compassion to care for every living thing. Thank you Peta and Dollar Tree for caring enough to do the right things….you have ALL THE RIGHT STUFF!! CR

  • B. H. says:

    THANKS SO MUCH PETA FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP ANIMALS. YOU ARE SO AWESOME! YOU DO SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB OF EDUCATING ALL OF US AND MAKING IT SO EASY TO ADD OUR VOICES IN PROTESTING VARIOUS ABUSES OF ANIMALS. THEN WHEN A VICTORY IS ACHIEVED LIKE THIS ONE IT’S SUCH A GOOD FEELING! THANKS AGAIN! KEEP GOING STRONG AND I HOPE MANY MORE FOLKS DECIDE TO SUPPORT THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION.

  • Anonymus says:

    I’d like you to know that Dollar tree’s “orkin men” use glue traps to catch mice in their stores. Maybe you should try to stop this as well.

  • lynda downie says:

    Thankyou Dollar Tree!

  • michelle cross says:

    I respect that they listened and acted compassionately. A few months ago when PETA was asking us to write letters to Lowes regarding glue traps I did. The response was not great just basically saying that because people bought them they would keep selling them. So I havent set foot in a Lowes in my life and do not plan to.

  • carolyn says:

    I WILL GO OUT OF MY WAY TO SHOP AT DOLLAR TREE NOW! I RESPECT THEM FOR PUTTING COMPASSION ABOVE GREED! WELL DONE DOLLAR TREE. THANK YOU!!

  • Michael Essi says:

    I just sent Dollar Tree a thank you message for their compassionate decision. I also let them know that I will go out of my way to spend some money in their store this holiday season as a way of saying thank you for this decision. These companies need to know that we appreciate them when they make compassionate choices regarding animals. In our society the best thank you is to keep them in business and drive the others such as Lowes out of business.

  • Sarah says:

    Sorry I meant to say Dollar Tree will be getting my business not Lowes until the store makes the decision to show compassion to all living creatures.

  • Sarah says:

    Dollar Tree will definitely get my business.

  • roxanne says:

    thanks Peta thanks for reducing all this cruelty in this world and making society a better place for all of us.

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