Big news for small animals! Retail chain Ten Tops has removed all glue traps from its shelves after hearing from PETA about how vile they are.
Glue traps are one of the most inhumane products on the market and have been banned in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Tasmania, and Victoria.
Animals who become stuck on these devices – who may include birds and small mammals – panic and 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 in the glue. The traps can also tear off animals’ skin, fur, or feathers, and many victims will even chew through their own limbs in an effort to break free.
But there’s some good news! Ten Tops, which has several locations across New South Wales and ACT, now joins a list of retailers – including Cheap as Chips, Mitre 10, Big W, and Target – that have agreed to stop selling glue traps.
How You Can Help Mice
A concerned Ten Tops customer contacted PETA after seeing the glue traps in a store, prompting us to get in touch with the store’s management. It goes to prove that if you see something and say something, you can save lives!
If you discover that your local supermarket or hardware shop is selling glue traps or that a business or property manager is using them, please speak up. You can inform those involved about the extreme harm these devices cause and urge them to stop selling or using them.
Feel free to use our sample letter here, changing any details as necessary.
If you encounter animals stuck in a glue trap, here are six steps you can take to help them: