Baltimore- and Washington-Area Business Has a Big Heart for Small Animals
For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2014
Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Baltimore – Maryland and Virginia self-storage company ezStorage is really looking out for the “little guy.” After hearing from PETA, the company agreed to remove and ban glue traps, which are used to ensnare mice and other small animals, at all 47 of its locations in the Baltimore and Washington areas.
For its decision, ezStorage will receive a Compassionate Business Award and a box of mice-shaped vegan chocolates from PETA.
“Animals caught in glue traps frantically struggle to free themselves as their limbs and head become more stuck in the glue,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “By removing and banning glue traps, ezStorage will be sparing countless mice, birds, and other small animals a terrifying and painful end.”
Glue traps are pieces of plastic or cardboard coated with a strong adhesive. After getting caught in the traps, panicked animals struggle to escape—often breaking their bones and ripping the flesh, fur, or feathers off their bodies in the process. Some animals chew off their own limbs in an attempt to free themselves, and others get their noses, mouths, or beaks stuck in the glue. The more the animals struggle, the more they stick to the traps, only to die from exhaustion, injury, shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Glue traps are also ineffective and fail to address the source of the problem—more mice simply move in to take the place of those who have been killed.
ezStorage is following in the footsteps of seven of the 10 largest self-storage companies in the country that have also banned glue traps. Fifteen other self-storage companies that are among the 30 largest have made a pledge to PETA to prohibit these vile devices as well.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.