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One of our supporters has made us aware that the deadline for signatures for the petition asking the Canadian Government to ban glue traps is fast approaching: January 26, 2024. To date, this petition has only garnered 2,130 signatures–most likely due to lack of exposure. These cruel traps have been banned in many places worldwide, but in Canada their sale and use is still legal. Please take a moment to sign the petition.
As the petition notes:
- 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.