Victory! More Than 100 Airports Commit to Not Using Glue Traps

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

PETA is warning airports of the dangers of vile glue traps. Now, more than 100 U.S. airports have committed to not using these horrible devices!


Both Boston Logan International Airport and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport led the way years ago, pulling glue traps from their facilities following discussions with PETA.

So far, the following airports are free of glue traps:

  • Albuquerque International Sunport
  • Allegheny County Airport
  • Atlantic City International Airport
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  • Block Island State Airport
  • Bolton Field Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Bowman Field
  • Bradley International Airport
  • Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
  • BWI Marshall Airport
  • Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Chicago Midway International Airport
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport
  • Dallas Executive Airport
  • Dallas Love Field
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Danielson Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Dillingham Airfield
  • Eagle Creek Airpark
  • Ellington Airport
  • Eppley Airfield
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Groton-New London Airport
  • Hana Airport
  • Hartford-Brainard Airport
  • Henderson Executive Airport
  • Hendricks County Airport–Gordon Graham Field
  • Hillsboro Airport
  • Hilo International Airport
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport
  • Honolulu International Airport
  • Indianapolis Airport Downtown Heliport
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport
  • Indianapolis Regional Airport
  • Jean Sport Aviation Center
  • John C. Tune Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport
  • John Wayne Airport
  • Kahului Airport
  • Kalaeloa Airport
  • Kalaupapa Airport
  • Kansas City International Airport
  • Kapalua Airport
  • Kona International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Lanai Airport
  • Lihue Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • Louisville International Airport
  • Manchester Boston Regional Airport
  • Martin State Airport
  • McCarron International Airport
  • Memphis International Airport
  • Miami Executive Airport
  • Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport
  • Miami International Airport
  • Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport
  • Millard Airport
  • Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
  • Molokai Airport
  • Nashville International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Newport State Airport
  • Niagara Falls International Airport
  • Norfolk International Airport
  • North Central State Airport
  • North Las Vegas Airport
  • North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport
  • North Perry Airport
  • Ontario International Airport Authority
  • Page Field
  • Palm Beach County Glades Airport
  • Palm Beach County Park Airport
  • Palm Beach International Airport
  • Perkins Field
  • Peter O. Knight Airport
  • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
  • Phoenix Goodyear Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Plant City Airport
  • Port Allen Airport
  • Portland International Airport
  • Portland-Troutdale Airport
  • Quonset State Airport
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Reno-Stead Airport
  • Rickenbacker International Airport
  • Ryan Airfield
  • San Diego International Airport
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • San Jose International Airport
  • Southwest Florida International Airport
  • Stewart International Airport
  • T.F. Green Airport
  • Tampa Executive Airport
  • Tampa International Airport
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport
  • Tucson International Airport
  • Upolu Airport
  • Van Nuys Airport
  • Waimea-Kohala Airport
  • Waterbury-Oxford Airport
  • Westerly State Airport
  • William P. Hobby Airport
  • Windham Airport

PETA is urging everyone not to use glue traps, because animals trapped in the glue panic and struggle, which causes them to become more stuck. Many of them tear off their fur or skin and break bones, and some even chew off their own limbs in a desperate attempt to escape. They die, sometimes days later—exhausted and frightened—from suffocation, blood loss, thirst, or shock.

Glue traps don’t catch just mice and rats. Any animal—including snakes, birds, and squirrels—who wanders across or lands on them can become stuck in the glue and endure a slow, painful death.

Furthermore, glue traps are also dangerous to human health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against the use of these devices because they increase human exposure to diseases.

PETA commends these businesses for protecting animals and their passengers and will continue the conversation with airports across the country.

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