For Immediate Release:
11 October 2019
Cheap as Chips Makes Compassionate Choice for Animals Following Conversations With PETA
Sydney – Australia’s premier discount variety store, Cheap as Chips, has removed all glue traps from its shelves after PETA contacted the company with information about the cruelty of such devices.
Glue traps are one of the most inhumane products on the market and have been banned in the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, and Victoria.
Stuck in a glue trap, panicked animals – who may include birds and small mammals – endure immense and prolonged suffering as they struggle to escape, often languishing for days before dying in excruciating ways, including from exhaustion, injury, shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Trapped animals can even suffocate if their faces become stuck. Glue traps can also tear off patches of animals’ skin, fur, or feathers, and many victims will even chew through their own legs in an effort to break free.
“We commend Cheap as Chips for its compassionate and swift action to help animals,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “A concerned shopper reached out to PETA after seeing the glue traps in an Adelaide store, proving that if you see something and say something, you can save lives!”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview.
Cheap as Chips has 30 stores across New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria and now joins a list of retailers, including Bunnings Warehouse, Mitre 10, Big W, and Target, that have agreed to stop selling glue traps.