Northern Tool + Equipment Stops Selling Glue Traps After Push From PETA

For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2022

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Robin Goist 202-483-7382

Burnsville, Minn. – Mouse-shaped vegan chocolates are on the way from PETA to locally based Northern Tool + Equipment in thanks for ending its sales of abhorrent and dangerous glue traps. The move follows a push from PETA, including hundreds of e-mails from its supporters objecting to the way the trays coated with a sticky adhesive inflict prolonged suffering on animals.

“By banning vile glue traps, Northern Tool + Equipment is proving it has a big heart for small animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages everyone to choose kindness by refusing to buy glue traps and to remove them when they spot them being used.”

Wildlife—including birds, snakes, mice, rats, and squirrels—who get stuck in the glue struggle desperately to escape, sometimes chewing off their own limbs before succumbing to shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Glue traps fail as a long-term solution because they neglect to address the source of the problem: As long as food remains accessible, more animals will move in to take the place of those who have been killed.

Northern Tool + Equipment joins hundreds of companies and other entities—including Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Walmart Canada—that have banned glue traps after hearing from PETA, which is now urging The Home Depot and Ace Hardware to ban the painful devices as well.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview that fosters violence against other animals. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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