Victory: FIELDS Strips Glue Traps From Its Shelves After PETA Appeal

Company Nabs Mouse-Shaped Vegan Chocolates in Thanks for Compassionate Move

For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2019

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Vancouver, B.C. – Following discussions with PETA, Delta-based retail chain FIELDS has confirmed that it has ended its sale of glue traps and is removing them from its shelves.

“FIELDS did the right thing in banning glue traps, which cause small, vulnerable animals to panic as they desperately try to free themselves from the body-gripping glue,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges shoppers to speak up whenever they spot a glue trap on a store shelf and encourages retailers to follow FIELDS’ compassionate example.”

Some trapped animals attempt to chew off their own limbs in an attempt to free themselves. It can take days for them to die from exhaustion, injury, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Glue traps also fail to address the source of the problem: If entryways aren’t plugged up and attractants removed, more animals will simply move in to take the place of those who’ve been killed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against using glue traps, because animals who are caught on them continue to produce urine and feces, creating a health risk for humans.

Dozens of retailers (including CVS, Giant Tiger, Rossy, and Walgreens) have made the compassionate decision not to sell glue traps, and hundreds of companies and institutions (including The Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Public Storage, U-Haul, and 100 airports) have banned their use. PETA is now calling on Albertsons to follow suit.

In thanks for the compassionate decision, PETA is sending FIELDS a box of delicious mouse-shaped vegan chocolates.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are nothing more than commodities. The group offers humane solutions to every problem with “pests,” from rats to raccoons, on its website. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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