Victory! Rossy Strips Glue Traps From Its Shelves After PETA Appeal

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

For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2019

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Montréal – Following discussions with PETA, Montréal-based discount chain Rossy has confirmed that it will no longer sell glue traps.

“Rossy did the right thing in ending its sale of glue traps, which cause small, vulnerable animals to panic as they try desperately and futilely to break free,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Every company that stops selling them builds a reputation for being kind to animals and helps PETA move one step closer to getting rid of these vile contraptions.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against using glue traps, because animals who are caught in them lose control of their bodily functions as they struggle to escape. Some attempt to chew off their own limbs in an attempt to free themselves. It can take days for trapped animals to die from exhaustion, injury, shock, 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 mice simply move in to take the place of those who’ve been killed.

Dozens of retailers (including CVS, Dollar Tree, Rite Aid, and Walgreens) have made the compassionate decision not to sell glue traps, and hundreds of companies and institutions (including The Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs, Public Storage, U-Haul, the New York City Police Department, and nearly 100 airports) have banned their use. PETA is now calling on Albertsons Companies to follow suit.

In thanks, PETA is sending Rossy a box of delicious 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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