Petition Asking the Canadian Government to Ban Glue Traps

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Petition to the House of Commons


  • This year the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC have seen over 30 intakes related to glue traps. Mostly, has been birds and bats.. Small mammals, including pets, can also get stuck on glue traps, leading to their suffering and potential death;
  • It is deeply troubling that these devices are openly displayed, potentially exposing children to their existence and the practices they represent;
  • Eighteen Indian states and territories, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, two states and one territory in Australia, and many states in the USA have prohibited the usage of rodents glue board traps;
  • There have been studies and research conducted on the impact of mice glue boards on mice. Here are some findings that highlight the negative effects of glue traps on mice: Glue traps cause immense physical and psychological suffering to mice. When caught on the adhesive surface, mice experience extreme distress and struggle to free themselves. They injure themselves while attempting to escape, resulting in broken bones, dislocated joints, torn skin, or even self- mutilation. Mice caught in glue traps suffer for several days before they eventually die. During this time, they endure stress, pain, and dehydration, an agonizing process; and
  • Glue traps violate principles of humane treatment and animal welfare. All Animal Organizations have condemned the use of glue traps due to the cruelty involved.

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to implement an immediate ban on rodent glue board traps across Canada due to their inherent animal cruelty and environmental impact.

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