Victory! Dollar Tree Makes Million-Dollar Call

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Dollar Tree

I’m pleased to announce that I have a surprise for my family—but first, listen to this: Following our appeal to them, the nationwide chain Dollar Tree has agreed to stop selling glue traps! This decision will spare untold numbers of mice, birds, squirrels, and even house hamsters and other small animals from slow deaths by starvation and dehydration.

Why am I personally so extremely excited? Well, of course, there’s the fact that taking glue traps off the shelves will prevent huge amounts of suffering, because animals who become trapped in them often tear off patches of skin or fur in their frantic efforts to escape. Sometimes they even try to chew off their own limbs.

However, this also means that I will now have the perfect place to grab my last-minute stocking-stuffers this year (circa December 23 or 24, which is when I typically start shopping).

I hope my giftees will be as delighted as you all must be. But don’t forget that we still need your help to get Lowe’s to stop selling glue traps too. Click here to take action.

Written by Sean Conner

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