Dollar General Dumps Glue Traps From Shelves

October 2009

After receiving complaints that Dollar General was selling glue traps (the cruelest method of wildlife control), we wrote to Dollar General executives and urged them to stop selling glue traps immediately. Upon learning about the cruelty of these traps, representatives of the massive bargain retailer told us that the chain would stop selling all glue traps. Animals who become caught in glue traps often linger in agony for days before dying of dehydration, suffocation, or starvation. Some attempt to chew off their own limbs in order to escape. We applaud Dollar General for its compassionate and responsible decision.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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