After being contacted by PETA, Port of Portland (POP)—which controls Hillsboro, Portland International, and Portland-Troutdale airports in Oregon—said that it likely wasn’t using glue traps but that it would double-check. While doing so, POP discovered that glue traps had just been laid out in an attempt to catch a chipmunk. Now aware that the traps are indiscriminate and cause prolonged suffering, POP ensured that they had all been removed. They won’t be used again, and this new commitment has been added to POP’s policy manual.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind