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Join the Campaign Against Glue Traps

Glue traps cause slow, agonizing deaths to the animals—mice, birds, squirrels, kittens, and other small animals—who get caught in them. These animals can die of suffocation, dehydration, or starvation while stuck to a trap, or the glue can rip patches of skin, fur, or feathers from the animals’ bodies as they desperately struggle to escape. Death can take days.

Glue traps are also filthy—in fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions against their use! And glue traps don’t even work to control rodent populations: When rodents are killed, a spike in the food supply results, prompting accelerated breeding among survivors and newcomers and causing increased populations!

Many well-known companies and institutions, such as JPMorgan Chase Bank, American Eagle Outfitters, and even the New York City Police Department, have already pulled these cruel, unsanitary, and ineffective traps. But others have not yet done so. Mice and other animals who suffer in glue traps need your voice. Please contact the following entities now and demand that they stop selling cruel glue traps.

Urge These Entities to Swear Off Glue Traps!

Whenever you see glue traps being sold, send a polite letter to the store manager. Ask him or her to stop selling the traps and point out the many companies nationwide that have already sworn off or pulled glue traps and opted for more humane methods instead.

Entities That Are Glue Trap–Free

  • Advanced Micro Devices—Austin, Texas
  • Ally Financial
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Arizona Department of Administration—Phoenix
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Bank of the West
  • BB&T
  • BMO Financial
  • BOK Financial
  • Boston Marine Industrial Park—Boston
  • Cacao Lane—Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Carroll County Public Schools—Carroll County, Maryland
  • CBS NY—New York
  • Central Davidson High School—Lexington, North Carolina
  • Central Technical School—Toronto
  • Cerner Corporation—Kansas City, Missouri
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport—Chicago
  • Chicago Transit Authority—Chicago
  • Circle Centre Mall—Indianapolis
  • CIT Group
  • CitiGroup
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • Comerica Incorporated
  • Compass Group North America
  • CubeSmart
  • Delaware North, Sequoia National Park—Buffalo, New York
  • Dominick’s—Joliet, Illinois
  • Duane Reade—New York
  • Eglin AFB Commissary—Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
  • Extra Space Self Storage
  • Fashion Institute of Technology—New York
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Horizon National
  • First Niagra Financial Group
  • 4 U Bargain—Santa Ana, California
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools—Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Greater Essex County School District—Windsor, Ontario
  • Harrisburg Area Community College—Marietta, Pennsylvania
  • Hayward Unified School District—Alameda County, California
  • Hertz Car Rental—Norfolk, Virginia
  • HSBC
  • ING U.S.
  • Ireland’s Four Provinces Restaurant—Falls Church, Virginia
  • Janco Development—Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Johns Hopkins University—Baltimore
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KeyCorp
  • Knox County Schools—Knox County, Tennessee
  • Kroger—Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
  • Kroger—Lexington, Kentucky
  • Kroger—Marietta, Georgia
  • L.A. Fitness—Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Lanterman Developmental Center—Costa Mesa, California
  • Lehigh University—Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Le Moyne College—Syracuse, New York
  • Lewisville Independent School District—Lewisville, Texas
  • Lowe’s—Sedalia, Missouri
  • Lowe’s—West Jordan, Utah
  • MetLife, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morningstar Properties
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation—New York
  • New York Community Bancorp
  • New York Police Department Headquarters—New York
  • Notables at the Party Store—Lexington, Kentucky
  • People’s United Financial
  • Pet Supplies ‘Plus’—Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Platinum Storage Group
  • PNC Financial
  • Presidente Supermarket—Miami
  • Princeton Regional Schools—Princeton, New Jersey
  • RBS Citizens Financial Group
  • Regions Financial
  • Rogue Valley Medical Center—Medford, Oregon
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop—Orlando, Florida
  • Siemens—Sao Paulo
  • Sovran Self Storage (Uncle Bob’s Self Storage)
  • State Street Corp.
  • St. Lawrence Market—Toronto
  • Storage-Mart
  • Strategic Storage Trust
  • SunTrust Banks, Inc.
  • SUNY New Paltz—New Paltz, New York
  • Teavana—Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Teays Valley School District—Ashville, Ohio
  • Trump Taj Mahal—Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • U-Haul International, Inc.
  • UnionBanCal
  • University at Albany–SUNY—Albany, New York
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • USAA
  • US Airways at O’Hare International Airport—Chicago
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Postal Service—Baltimore
  • U.S. Postal Service—Lexington, Kentucky
  • Virginia Beach Property Management Company—Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Walmart—Fremont, California
  • Walmart—Greenwood, Indiana
  • Walmart—Yorktown, Pennsylvania
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westport Properties (US Storage)
  • Winn-Dixie Stores—River Ridge, Louisiana
  • Winnipeg School Division—Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Yankee One Dollar

If you find an animal who is stuck in a glue trap, pour a small amount of cooking oil or baby oil onto the stuck areas (avoiding the animal’s nose and mouth to prevent suffocation) and gently work the animal free. Injured or weak animals must be rushed to a nearby veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator.

Countless businesses and institutions have already sworn off glue traps, thanks to caring consumers like you who have taken action. Let’s continue to raise our voices against these cruel and inhumane traps until they are pulled from all shelves.

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