PETA on CVS, the Ethical, Precedent-Setting Drugstore

For Immediate Release:
February 5, 2014

For years, PETA has known CVS to be an ethically minded company—before CVS was the first major drugstore chain to stop selling cigarettes, it was the first major chain to stop selling and using vile sticky glue traps, which cause small animals to die slowly and painfully from dehydration, suffocation, or starvation. CVS’ decision to do the right thing for animals in 2006 paved the way for Rite Aid, Walgreens, and others to follow suit and no longer sell these “torture traps,” and of course, now the company’s move to take cigarettes off its shelves will be equally precedent-setting.

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