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Urge Texas Housing Authority to Stop Giving Away Glue Traps

December 27, 2011
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BACKGROUND

The Gregory Housing Authority in Portland, Texas, has been handing out glue traps to its tenants for rodent control in their apartments. PETA informed housing authority officials of the extreme cruelty and disease risks inherent in the use of glue traps, but our concerns have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

Glue traps are some of the cruelest 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 more than 24 hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Canada warn 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. This should be a concern for any housing authority!

Please urge the Gregory Housing Authority to join the many agencies, companies, and schools that have sworn off glue traps.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Yvette Nieto
Executive Director
Gregory Housing Authority
Phone: 361-643-5014
Fax: 361-643-0281

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SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Director Nieto,

I have just learned of your organization’s, the Gregory Housing Authority, use of glue traps to capture and kill mice. Killing the mice is fundamentally cruel, but using glue traps to do so compounds the issue as it is 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 and Health Canada who both warn against their use, glue traps create optimal conditions to spread pathogens and cause disease. I would hope any organization that shares a core principle of human health, such as yours, would be equally concerned with any disease-spreading forms of rodent control. Interestingly, many agencies, companies, and schools have already discontinued the use of glue traps due to their cruelty and exorbitant cost.

Please consider, instead, using humane traps to capture and release mice in an ethical and painless manner. These can be found at hardware stores and local animal rescue groups, who would be willing to assist you.

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



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glue traps mouse traps
do you not comprehend
that all this cruelty
must come to an end
in the larger picture
manunkind is but a speck
in a universe
that will wash its hands
of our “dreck”

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


3 Comments leave one →
  1. LINDA BADHAM permalink
    December 27, 2011 3:04 pm

    HOW THIS IS ALLOWED I DONT KNOW ! HOW CAN CRUELTY BE ACCEPTED ?? WHATS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE WHO THINK OF DOING SUCH SICK CRUEL THINGS TO ANIMALS. THIS HAS TO STOP ITS NOT HUMANE !!!!!

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  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 27, 2011 3:08 pm

    glue traps mouse traps
    do you not comprehend
    that all this cruelty
    must come to an end
    in the larger picture
    manunkind is but a speck
    in a universe
    that will wash its hands
    of our “dreck”

    Like

  3. Laura C. permalink
    December 28, 2011 2:00 am

    I sent the fax, hope we can make a change happen here. Why does it seem like hugely wealthy orgs. like HSUS, PETA, etc., should be able, at the very least, to get glue traps outlawed and stop their manufacture? Am I unreasonable to expect that from them? Our species is so very screwed up.

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