These Places Have Banned Vile Glue Traps—Help PETA Persuade Others to Join the List!

Wales is joining Ireland, New Zealand, much of Australia, and hundreds of other entities that have banned glue traps! This decision will help animals—including mice, squirrels, birds, and others—who may endure slow, agonizing deaths after being caught in these inhumane devices.

Glue Traps: Inhumane, Dangerous, and Ineffective

Animals who become caught in glue traps can rip patches of skin, fur, or feathers from their bodies as they desperately struggle to escape the glue. They may languish for days before eventually dying from suffocation, dehydration, or starvation while stuck to a trap.

Glue traps are also a risk to human health. Animals caught in them remain alive, sometimes for days, and continue to produce urine and feces, which can transmit diseases. This is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges people not to use glue traps.

These traps are not a long-term solution for controlling unwanted animal houseguests. When rodents are killed, survivors and newcomers breed faster, which causes increased populations! And they fail to address the source of the problem: If holes aren’t plugged up and attractants aren’t removed, more animals will simply move in to take the place of those who have been killed.

Places That Have Taken Action Against Glue Traps

In addition to the countries that have already banned glue traps nationwide, others are catching on. France banned the use of glue traps to hunt birds; in Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, and Victoria banned the traps; and the U.K. has proposed a ban on them.

Well-known companies and institutions—including JPMorgan Chase & Co., American Eagle Outfitters, more than 100 airports nationwide, and even the New York City Police Department—have also sworn off vile, unsanitary, and ineffective traps, and massive corporations such as Rite Aid, Dollar General, and Walgreens have stopped selling them. But others have not yet done so.

The following companies have stopped using glue traps:

    • 1st American Storage (American Spectrum Realty)
    • A-1 Self Storage
    • A-AAAKey Mini Storage
    • Advanced Micro Devices
    • Albuquerque International Sunport
    • Allegheny County Airport
    • Ally Financial
    • American Eagle Outfitters
    • Ameriprise Financial
    • Amsdell Companies
    • Arizona Department of Administration
    • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    • Athleta
    • Atlantic City International Airport
    • AvalonBay Communities
    • Baco Realty (Security Public Storage)
    • Banana Republic
    • Bank of America
    • Bank of New York Mellon
    • Bank of the West
    • Bell Partners
    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    • Block Island State Airport
    • BMO Harris Bank
    • BOK Financial
    • Bolton Field Airport
    • Books-A-Million
    • Boston Logan International Airport
    • Boston Marine Industrial Park
    • Bowman Field
    • Bradley International Airport
    • Branch Banking and Trust Company
    • Buck or Two Plus!
    • Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
    • Camden Property Trust
    • Carroll County Public Schools—Maryland
    • CBS New York
    • Central Technical School—Ontario
    • Cerner Corporation
    • Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport
    • Charles Schwab
    • Charlotte Douglas International Airport
    • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
    • Chicago Midway International Airport
    • Chicago Transit Authority
    • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
    • Circle Centre—Indianapolis
    • CIT Group
    • Citigroup
    • Citizens Financial Group
    • City of Cartersville, Georgia
    • City of Eugene, Oregon
    • Claremont Graduate University—California
    • Comerica Inc.
    • Compass Group North America
    • Compass Self Storage
    • CubeSmart
    • CVS
    • Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport
    • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    • Dallas Executive Airport
    • Dallas Love Field Airport
    • Danielson Airport
    • Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts (Sequoia National Park)
    • Denver International Airport
    • Dillingham Airfield 
    • Doc’s Drugs, Ltd.
    • Eagle Creek Airpark
    • Eastern Virginia Medical Center
    • Ellington Airport
    • Eppley Airfield
    • Extra Space Storage
    • ezStorage
    • Family Dollar
    • Fashion Institute of Technology—New York
    • Federal Realty Investment Trust
    • Fifth Third Bank
    • First Horizon National Corporation
    • First Niagara Financial Group
    • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport
    • Gap
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport 
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Google
    • Grand Haven Area Public Schools—Michigan
    • Great Value Storage
    • Greater Essex County District School Board—Ontario
    • Groton-New London Airport
    • Hana Airport 
    • Harrisburg Area Community College—Pennsylvania
    • Hartford-Brainard Airport
    • Hayward Unified School District—California
    • Henderson Executive Airport
    • Hendricks County Airport–Gordon Graham Field
    • Hillsboro Airport
    • Hilo International Airport
    • Hodo Soy Beanery
    • Hollywood Burbank Airport
    • Home Depot
    • Honolulu International Airport 
    • HSBC Holdings
    • Indianapolis Downtown Heliport
    • Indianapolis International Airport
    • Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport
    • Indianapolis Regional Airport
    • Intermix
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • iStorage
    • Janie and Jack
    • Jean Sport Aviation Center
    • John C. Tune Airport
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport 
    • John Glenn Columbus International Airport
    • John Wayne Airport
    • Johns Hopkins University—Maryland
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Kahului Airport 
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Kalaeloa Airport
    • Kalaupapa Airport 
    • Kansas City International Airport
    • Kapalua Airport 
    • KeyCorp
    • Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
    • Knox County Schools—Tennessee
    • Kona International Airport
    • LAACO (Storage West)
    • LaGuardia Airport
    • Lanai Airport 
    • Lehigh University—Pennsylvania
    • Le Moyne College—New York
    • Lewisville Independent School District—Texas
    • Life Time Fitness
    • Lihue Airport 
    • Lincoln Property Company
    • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
    • Louisville International Airport
    • Manchester Boston Regional Airport
    • McCarron International Airport
    • Memphis International Airport
    • MetLife, Inc.
    • Miami International Airport
    • Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport
    • Miami Executive Airport
    • Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport
    • Mid-America Apartment Communities
    • Millard Airport
    • Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, LLC
    • Molokai Airport
    • Montefiore Medical Center—New York
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Morningstar Properties
    • Move It Self Storage
    • Nashville International Airport
    • National Gallery of Art
    • National Restaurant Association
    • Nederlander Organization
    • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
    • New York City Police Department
    • New York Community Bancorp, Inc
    • 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
    • Northern Arizona University
    • Old Navy
    • Ontario International Airport Authority
    • Page Field
    • Palm Beach County Glades Airport
    • Palm Beach County Park Airport
    • Palm Beach International Airport
    • People’s United Financial, Inc.
    • Perkins Field
    • Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
    • Phoenix Goodyear Airport
    • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    • Pinnacle Family of Companies
    • Pittsburgh International Airport
    • Platinum Storage Group
    • PNC Bank
    • Port Allen Airport 
    • Portland International Airport
    • Portland-Troutdale Airport
    • Presidente Supermarkets—Miami
    • Prince George’s County Memorial Library System—Maryland
    • Princeton Public Schools—New Jersey
    • Public Storage
    • Quonset Airport
    • Raleigh-Durham International Airport 
    • Regions Financial Corporation
    • Reno-Stead Airport
    • Reno-Tahoe International Airport
    • Rickenbacker International Airport
    • Rio Management
    • Rogue Regional Medical Center—Oregon
    • Ryan Airfield
    • Safeguard Self Storage
    • San Diego International Airport
    • San Francisco International Airport
    • San Jose International Airport
    • Siemens Brazil
    • Southwest Florida International Airport 
    • Sovran Self Storage (Uncle Bob’s)
    • Starbucks Canada
    • State Street Corporation
    • State University of New York at New Paltz
    • Stewart International Airport
    • StorageMart
    • Strategic Storage Trust
    • Sun Loan Company
    • SunTrust Banks, Inc.
    • T.F. Green Airport
    • Teavana
    • Teays Valley Local School District—Ohio
    • Temple Israel of Boston
    • Teterboro Airport
    • The Travelers Companies
    • Toronto District School Board—Ontario
    • Trump Taj Mahal
    • Tucson International Airport
    • U-Haul International
    • UnionBanCal Corporation
    • United Services Automobile Association
    • Universal Storage Group
    • University at Albany, State University of New York
    • University of California–San Francisco Medical Center
    • University of Washington—Seattle
    • Upolu Airport 
    • USA Drug (Stephen LaFrance Pharmacy)
    • U.S. Bancorp
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • U.S. General Services Administration, Northeast Region
    • U.S. Postal Service
    • Virginia Beach Property Management Company
    • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  
    • Waimea-Kohala Airport
    • Walgreens 
    • Waterbury-Oxford Airport
    • WCRE Group
    • Wells Fargo
    • Westat
    • Westerly State Airport
    • Westport Properties (US Storage Centers)
    • William P. Hobby Airport
    • William Warren Group (StorQuest)
    • Windham Airport 
    • Winnipeg School Division—Manitoba
    • W.P. Carey

The following companies stopped selling glue traps:

    • Atlantic Superstore
    • Big Lots
    • Big W (part of Woolworths Limited)
    • Bloor Street Market
    • Box by No Frills
    • Bulkley Valley Wholesale
    • Buy-Low Foods
    • C&K Market
    • Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
    • Choices Markets’
    • Coborn’s Pharmacy
    • CVS
    • Doc’s Drugs, Ltd.
    • Dollar Days International
    • Dollar General
    • Dominion
    • Drugstore.com
    • Duane Reade
    • Extra Foods
    • Fagen Pharmacy
    • FIELDS
    • Fortinos
    • Gelson’s Markets
    • Giant Tiger
    • Home Retail Group
    • Independent City Market
    • JONS International Marketplace
    • Loblaws
    • Loblaws City Market
    • Louis & Clark Drug, Inc.
    • Marsh Supermarkets
    • Maxi
    • Maxi & Cie
    • Meinhart Fine Foods
    • Morton Drug Company
    • Morton Pharmacy
    • Natural Ginesis
    • Nature’s Fare
    • Nesters Market
    • No Frills
    • Nugget Markets
    • Overwaitea Foods
    • PriceSmart Foods
    • Provigo
    • Publishers Clearing House
    • Pure Integrative Pharmacy
    • Quality Foods
    • QuikTrip
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Red Apple
    • Rite Aid
    • Rossy
    • Save-On-Foods
    • Save Easy
    • Sheridan Nurseries
    • Shop Easy
    • Shoppers Drug Mart
    • Shoppers Food and Pharmacy
    • Solway Feeders—U.K.
    • The Bargain! Shop
    • Tools & Garden Ltd
    • TotalVac, Inc.
    • Urban Fare
    • USA Drug (Stephen LaFrance Pharmacy)
    • U.S. Dollar Store
    • Valu-mart
    • Walgreens
    • Walmart Canada
    • Your Independent Grocer
    • Zehrs

Don’t Be a Bystander—Speak Up Against Glue Traps

If you ever see that glue traps are being used to capture and kill animals, contact those responsible, ask them to remove all traps immediately and pledge not to use them again, and then contact PETA.

If an animal is stuck in a glue trap, pour a small amount of cooking oil or baby oil onto the stuck areas (avoiding the animal’s nose and mouth to prevent suffocation) and gently work the animal free. Injured or weak animals must be rushed to a nearby veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator. Note that it’s illegal in the U.S. to use glue traps for wild-bird control, so if you see a bird caught in a glue trap, please immediately alert your state wildlife or local animal control officials.

Whenever you see glue traps being sold, send a polite letter to the store manager. Ask them to stop selling the traps and point out the many companies and entities that have already sworn off or pulled glue traps and opted for less cruel methods instead.

Take Action to End Glue Trap Sales

Thanks to caring consumers like you who have taken action, the list of entities that have prohibited using and selling glue traps is growing. Urge others to follow suit:

Let’s End All Glue Trap Sales

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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