Trinity University in San Antonio has reportedly set out glue traps for rodents after a rat was seen inside the campus chemistry lab.
Victims of these sadistic 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—in fact, labels instruct users just to toss trapped animals into the garbage! Furthermore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions against their use because of the human health risks they pose. Glue traps are indiscriminate, ensnaring countless “nontarget” species every year. Shockingly, despite sharing all this information, PETA has received no assurance that the school’s use of glue traps will be ended, so your voice is desperately needed.
Please politely e-mail Trinity University officials and urge them to ditch glue traps immediately—then share this alert with everyone you know!
Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Demitrius Brown, Ed.D.
Dean of Students