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.
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.
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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