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Cruel Glue Traps

It never ceases to amaze how people treat animals with such cruelty. There are scores and scores of examples. One particularly cruel example is glue traps. More information follows:

It never ceases to amaze how people treat animals. There’s: dog/cock fighting, factory farming (awful living conditions), unnecessary lab experiments (for cosmetics), rodeos, bear traps, seal clubbing (for fur), hunting for sport, closet-like living conditions for calves awaiting slaughter for veal, and the list goes on and on. Here is yet another one: glue traps (or glue boards).

A mouse, rat, bird, snake, etc. is trapped on an adhesive and rendered immobile. It then suffers from a slow and agonizing death. Details about the suffering these things cause and other relevant information can be found on the Humane Society of the United States web site (search "glue boards").

It should be noted that all mammals have similar nervous systems that are capable of experiencing the same type of pain and suffering. Thus, rodents suffer as much as any other mammal and are capable of being traumatized and abused.

Now let’s back up here. Someone actually manufactures and sells and buys and uses these things? Now I’m going to assume that these people have some semblance of common sense and therefore must have some idea of the suffering these traps cause. They must know that there are humane traps like spring traps, electrical traps and catch and release traps. So why do they do it?

There is at least one business in Fair Oaks that sell glue traps, . The manager or owner of these types of businesses should be informed or reminded about the inhumane nature of glue traps and be asked to remove these things from their shelves. In some countries glue trap sales and use are regulated.

In Ireland it is illegal to import, possess, sell or offer for sale glue traps. If other countries can see and act upon the cruelty of glue traps, why can’t we? I know how badly humans can treat one another. That cruelty extends to animals as well but with one big difference. Animals cannot communicate their need for help. We need to go to bat for them and a good place to start is with these monstrous glue traps.

Please read the HSUS article. The last part mentions ways in which you can help prevent the spread and use of these things.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated." -Mohandas Gandhi

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David May 27, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Why would you post somthing trying to hurt a small local buesness like Oaks Hardware about a trap designed to kill rodents come on, they put fluoride in the water and GMO in the food, hell we even give new born kids hepatitis vacs last I checked my kid isn't having sex and using IV drugs we are being soft killed everyday and your worried about a mouse.
Steve B. May 27, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Any business should be taken to task for manufacturing or selling such a device. They're cruel plain and simple. Please make sure to read the Humane Society of the United States' web site; access on paragraph two. It makes it clear how these poor creatures suffer. I fail to see how fluoride in the water etc. justifies glue trap use. It is sad that someone, knowledgeable of the suffering this device causes, would still manufacture, sell or use such a thing.
Sasha May 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM
david.someone has to speak up for the animals. theres no reason for anyone or anything to SUFFER needlessly. everthing that is on this planet belings here for a reason, including seagulls & mosquitos. We all serve a purpose. & unfortunately you dont see the big picture.living in HARMONY..& people w/ your attittude are a dime a dozen.
katie lubieski June 05, 2012 at 02:19 AM
the thought of this unnecessary suffering and torture brings tears to my eyes. i think most people aren't this cruel, they just don't think about these things. out of sight, out of mind. we have to bring awareness to the public. is there anything we can do to help finally outlaw glue traps? i'm having a hard time finding out what i can do and feel helpless.
Alf Tanner. June 05, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Thanks for sharing, Steve. So lame these things are bought and sold.
Steve B. June 12, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Hey Katie, Thanks for your interest, comment and query. I've heard that letters or phone messages to ones' congress person or senator is an option. If someone could attempt to locate a relevant politician and pass on that persons' contact information, that would be great. The Humane Society of the United States informs that Senators Feinstein and Boxer have passed or have helped to pass bills to protect animals. They may be worth a shot. And let's not forget, letters to the editor of your local newspaper have a good-sized audience.

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