Hollywood Burbank Airport Bans Glue Traps After PETA Appeal

Former Bob Hope Airport Nabs Mouse-Shaped Vegan Chocolates for Showing a Big Heart to Small Animals

For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2017

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Burbank, Calif. – A box of delicious, mouse-shaped vegan chocolates is on its way from PETA to Hollywood Burbank Airport, which agreed to stop using glue traps after learning from PETA that animals caught in the adhesive may struggle for days, tearing flesh, breaking bones, and becoming increasingly entangled.

“By banning glue traps, Hollywood Burbank Airport is putting cruelty to mice, birds, and other animals on the no-fly list,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “The airport’s compassionate decision will protect animals of all shapes and sizes from prolonged and painful deaths.”

Glue traps are pieces of plastic or cardboard coated with a strong adhesive. After becoming trapped, panicked animals struggle to escape—often breaking their bones and tearing off their flesh, fur, or feathers in the process. Some animals chew off their own limbs to try 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 also fail to address the source of the problem: More mice simply move in to take the place of those who’ve been killed.

Hollywood Burbank Airport joins a growing list of 48 airports across the country—as well as dozens of schools, universities, retailers, banks, self-storage companies, and more—that have banned glue traps following talks with PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”).

PETA has humane solutions to every “pest” problem, from rats to raccoons. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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