PETA Sends Parent Company, The Jim Pattison Group, Mouse-Shaped Vegan Chocolates in Thanks
For Immediate Release:
August 1, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Vancouver, B.C. – Following discussions with PETA, Vancouver-based The Jim Pattison Group has confirmed that it has banned the sale of glue traps across its brands, including its more than 170 PriceSmart Foods, Save-On-Foods, and Urban Fare stores.
“It can take days for a terrified animal to die from exhaustion, dehydration, or blood loss on a glue trap,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges shoppers to speak up whenever they spot one of these vile devices on a store shelf and urges retailers to follow The Jim Pattison Group’s kind example by sparing mice, birds, and other vulnerable animals tremendous suffering.”
Some animals stuck on glue traps attempt to chew off their own limbs in order to free themselves, while others will tear their flesh and break bones in their frantic struggle to escape. 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, FIELDS, 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 Dollar Tree Canada and Family Dollar to follow suit.
In thanks for the compassionate decision, PETA is sending The Jim Pattison Group 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 worldview 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.