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Please contact Menards and 99 Cent Only stores to discontinue selling glue traps

July 23, 2012
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BACKGROUND

Menards and 99¢ Only stores sell glue traps for rodent control.  PETA informed Menards and 99¢ Only stores about the extreme cruelty and disease risks inherent in using glue traps, but our concerns have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

Glue traps are some of the worst rodent-control products on the market, causing immense and prolonged suffering. Panicked rodents often rip themselves to pieces in their frantic struggle to escape the sticky mess. Exhausted and terrified, they die from shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Death can take days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against using glue traps because of the disease risks posed by the many pathogens in the waste of ensnared rodents, who eliminate out of stress and fright.

Despite now knowing the disease risks and extreme cruelty inherent in glue traps, Menards and 99¢ Only stores continue to sell them. Please contact them today! Politely ask the company to do the right thing and join the countless retailers—including Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Safeway—that have sworn off glue traps for good.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Click HERE for Menards’s online webform

Click HERE for 99¢ Only’s online webform


SAMPLE LETTER

To Whom It Concerns,

I have just learned that your stores sell glue traps,  and I am respectfully requesting you cease selling them. In and of itself, killing the mice is inherently immoral, but using glue traps to do so compounds the vicious nature of such an extremely painful and fearfully agonizing experience for animals. These animals are further traumatized trying to free themselves, causing skinning, tearing, ripping, and dismemberment, a profoundly agonizing ritual of attempting to escape for hours upon hours; death sometimes can take days.

This also proves medically dangerous to humans considering that, according to the CDC, glue traps create optimal conditions to spread disease. I would hope any company that shares a core principle of quality of life would be equally concerned with selling any disease-spreading forms of mice control.

It is impossible to contemplate supporting any business that capitalizes on the brutality of animals, and I respectfully request you discontinue selling glue traps. Indeed, I hope this letter finds you willing to scrutinize both your own involvement in the intentional exploitation of animals and your desire to therefore protect rather than harm them such as Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Safeway have done; until such a time, I will boycott your stores and also share this information with friends, family, and online social contacts.  Instead, please consider promoting and selling humane traps to capture and release mice in an ethical and painless manner.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important appeal.

NAME


my feet are stuck.
i cannot get out.
i am so small,
noone would
hear me shout.
i heard of this,
how some of us
do not come back.
now, it is i,
who did not slip
through the cracks.
i will suffer,and suffer so,
until at last, it is my time
to go.

signed,
the mouse entombed in your glue traps

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 23, 2012 4:07 pm

    my feet are stuck.
    i cannot get out.
    i am so small,
    noone would
    hear me shout.
    i heard of this,
    how some of us
    do not come back.
    now, it is i,
    who did not slip
    through the cracks.
    i will suffer,and suffer so,
    until at last, it is my time
    to go.

    signed,
    the mouse entombed in your flue traps

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    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      July 23, 2012 4:08 pm

      should say glue not flue

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  2. LINDA BADHAM permalink
    July 23, 2012 4:34 pm

    WHAT A SICK MIND WHO EVER THOUGHT OF GLUE TRAPS ! I’D LIKE TO GLUE YOUR LIPS TOGETHER SO YOU COULD NOT EVER TALK SUCH CRUELTY AGAIN ! SHAME ON WHO EVER HAS MADE-SOLD OR USED THEM. BAN THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. July 24, 2012 8:29 pm

    Sent my letters thanks for the links Stacey! Glue traps shouldnt even be legal!The suffering is just unimaginable and karen beautiful poem!

    Like

  4. February 20, 2014 9:49 am

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