Ochsner Baptist hospital in New Orleans has reportedly set out glue traps in an apparent attempt to control the rodent population.
Victims of these devices suffer immensely, succumbing to shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss after ripping themselves apart in their frantic struggle to escape the gooey mess. Exhausted and terrified, they can take days to die—and labels instruct users to toss them into the garbage along with the traps! Furthermore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions against using glue traps because of the human health risks they pose. And they’re indiscriminate, ensnaring countless “nontarget” species every year.
However, despite sharing all this information with the hospital, PETA has received no assurance that glue traps, if set out, would be removed—so your voice is desperately needed.
Please politely e-mail the hospital’s facilities director and request that any glue traps be ditched immediately:
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Then share this alert with everyone you know!