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Join the Campaign Against Glue Traps

Glue traps cause slow, agonizing deaths to the animals—including 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 their 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 (CDC) 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—including JPMorgan Chase & Co., American Eagle Outfitters, and even the New York City Police Department—have already pulled these vile, unsanitary, and ineffective traps from their properties, and massive corporations such as Dollar Tree and Rite Aid have stopped selling them. But others have not yet done so.

If you ever see that glue traps are being used to capture and kill animals, contact those responsible, ask them to stop using the traps, and then contact PETA. If an animal 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. Note that it’s illegal in the U.S. to use glue traps for wild bird control, so if you see a bird caught in a glue trap, please immediately alert your state wildlife or local animal control officials.

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 less cruel methods instead.

Ditched Glue Trap Use!

  • 1st American Storage (American Spectrum Realty)
  • A-1 Self Storage
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Ally Financial
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Arizona Department of Administration
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Baco Realty (Security Public Storage)
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Bank of the West
  • Bell Partners
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • BOK Financial
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Boston Marine Industrial Park
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company
  • Carroll County Public Schools—Maryland
  • CBS New York
  • Central Technical School—Ontario
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Circle Centre—Indianapolis
  • CIT Group
  • Citigroup
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • City of Cartersville, Georgia
  • City of Eugene, Oregon
  • Claremont Graduate University—California
  • Comerica Inc.
  • Compass Group North America
  • CubeSmart
  • CVS
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts (Sequoia National Park)
  • Doc’s Drugs, Ltd.
  • Eastern Virginia Medical Center
  • Extra Space Storage
  • ezStorage
  • Family Dollar
  • Fashion Institute of Technology—New York
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Horizon National Corporation
  • First Niagara Financial Group
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Grand Haven Area Public Schools—Michigan
  • Greater Essex County District School Board—Ontario
  • Harrisburg Area Community College—Pennsylvania
  • Hayward Unified School District—California
  • Hodo Soy Beanery
  • Home Depot
  • HSBC Holdings
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Johns Hopkins University—Maryland
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KeyCorp
  • Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
  • Knox County Schools—Tennessee
  • LAACO (Storage West)
  • Lehigh University—Pennsylvania
  • Le Moyne College—New York
  • Lewisville Independent School District—Texas
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • MetLife, Inc.
  • Mid-America Apartment Communities
  • Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, LLC
  • Montefiore Medical Center—New York
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morningstar Properties
  • National Restaurant Association
  • Nederlander Organization
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • New York City Police Department
  • New York Community Bancorp, Inc
  • Northern Arizona University
  • People’s United Financial, Inc.
  • Pinnacle Family of Companies
  • Platinum Storage Group
  • PNC Bank
  • Presidente Supermarkets—Miami
  • Prince George’s County Memorial Library System—Maryland
  • Princeton Public Schools—New Jersey
  • Public Storage
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Rogue Regional Medical Center—Oregon
  • Safeguard Self Storage
  • Safeway
  • Siemens Brazil
  • Sovran Self Storage (Uncle Bob’s)
  • Starbucks Canada
  • State Street Corporation
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • StorageMart
  • Strategic Storage Trust
  • SunTrust Banks, Inc.
  • Teavana
  • Teays Valley Local School District—Ohio
  • Temple Israel of Boston
  • The Travelers Companies
  • Toronto District School Board—Ontario
  • Trump Taj Mahal
  • U-Haul International
  • UnionBanCal Corporation
  • United Services Automobile Association
  • Universal Storage Group
  • University at Albany, State University of New York
  • University of California–San Francisco Medical Center
  • University of Washington—Seattle
  • USA Drug (Stephen LaFrance Pharmacy)
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. General Services Administration, Northeast Region
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Virginia Beach Property Management Company
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Wells Fargo
  • Westat
  • Westport Properties (US Storage Centers)
  • William Warren Group (StorQuest)
  • Winnipeg School Division—Manitoba
  • W.P. Carey

Ditched Glue Trap Sales!

  • Albertsons
  • Big W (part of Woolworths Limited)
  • C&K Market
  • Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
  • Coborn’s Pharmacy
  • Conwell Corporation
  • CVS
  • Discount Drug Mart
  • Doc’s Drugs, Ltd.
  • Dollar Days International
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree, Inc.
  • Drugstore.com
  • Duane Reade
  • Fagen Pharmacy
  • Gelson’s Markets
  • Home Retail Group
  • JONS International Marketplace
  • Long’s Drugs
  • Louis & Clark Drug, Inc.
  • Morton Pharmacy
  • Nugget Markets
  • QuikTrip
  • Rite Aid (includes subsidiaries Brooks and Eckerd)
  • Rona
  • Safeway
  • Shoppers Food and Pharmacy
  • Solway Feeders—U.K.
  • Tools & Garden Ltd
  • TotalVac, Inc.
  • USA Drug (Stephen LaFrance Pharmacy)
  • USA Hardware
  • Walgreens

Countless businesses and institutions have already sworn off using and selling glue traps, thanks to caring consumers like you who have taken action. Let’s continue to raise our voices against these inhumane traps until they are gone for good.

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