For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Mississauga, Ontario – A Certificate of Appreciation is on its way from PETA to Walmart Canada for ending the sale of rodent glue traps. The move will prevent countless animals from tearing their flesh, breaking their bones, and even trying to chew off their own limbs in an attempt to escape the contraptions.
“By banning vile glue traps, Walmart Canada proves that it has a big heart for small animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges shoppers to speak up if they see a store selling glue traps and to urge it to follow Walmart Canada’s merciful example.”
It can take days for animals caught on glue traps to die from exhaustion, injury, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against using glue traps, because animals caught on them continue to excrete urine and feces, creating a health risk for humans. Glue traps also fail to address the source of the problem: If holes aren’t plugged up and attractants aren’t removed, more animals will simply move in to take the place of those who’ve been killed.
Dozens of retailers refuse to sell glue traps, and hundreds of companies and institutions—including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs, Public Storage, U-Haul, and more than 100 airports—have banned their use. PETA is now asking the public to urge Ace Hardware and 99 Cents Only Stores to follow suit.
Walmart Canada will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan chocolates.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers tips for humane rodent control on its website. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.