Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Glue Traps. Animal Cruelty. Lowe's Refuses to be Humane.
Learn more about Lowe's at peta.org
Capturing a mouse with a glue trap is probably one act of animal cruelty that many of us have committed. I know that years ago I set the traps in a rental apartment in New York City, and I didn't think much of the cruelty that resulted from it. It was just catching mice for all I know. Yes, I was a neanderthal once. I am sure that many people right now are like me back then, and it's time to make a change. Lowe's has been specially targeted by PETA for selling these traps. You don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to know that animals experience hours of agony before death actually occurs. The problem with these glue traps magnifies when you have other animals in the house. Can you really be sure that they won't put their paws or noses into the glue? Even birds can get trapped. It seems to me that leaving a glue trap on the floor is like leaving a burning candle unattended. PETA offers a humane mouse trap at their website.