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Urge U.S. Postal Service to Halt the Use of Vile Glue Traps

September 2, 2012


In a stunning show of compassion, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has agreed to halt the use of glue traps in its facilities nationwide! There are more than 35,000 postal facilities in the U.S., so this means that countless mice and other small animals will no longer be subjected to slow, agonizing deaths from starvation, dehydration, and stress.

Thank you to everyone who took time to write to the USPS, and a big thank-you to the USPS for making this decision!


The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reportedly uses glue traps for rodent control in its thousands of facilities nationwide!

Glue traps are some of the most hideous products on the market, causing immense and prolonged suffering. Victims often rip themselves to pieces in their frantic struggles to escape the sticky mess. Exhausted and terrified, they succumb to shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss—and death can take days! Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Canada warn against using glue traps because of disease risks posed by the many pathogens in the waste of stressed rodents. PETA implored the USPS to consider methods that are less cruel, don’t pose health risks, and are more cost-effective (glue traps aren’t reusable), but USPS officials have not responded. Your voice is needed!

Please urge the USPS to join the countless government agencies that have sworn off glue traps. And please, forward this alert widely!


Please click HERE to write your own or copy/paste the below letter to the USPS


To Whom It Concerns,

I have just learned that the USPS uses 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 using 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 you 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.


help i am trapped on this
mess of glue,
i cannot get off,
what can i do?
tear myself apart,
over and over again.
what did i do to deserve
this death and pain

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

3 Comments leave one →
  1. lndabadham permalink
    September 2, 2012 2:34 pm



    • September 2, 2012 3:19 pm

      I agree, I honestly don’t understand how anyone could use these – ? Evil!


  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 3, 2012 4:54 am

    help i am trapped on this
    mess of glue,
    i cannot get off,
    what can i do?
    tear myself apart,
    over and over again.
    what did i do to deserve
    this death and pain


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