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Please Urge NYC Company to Halt the Use of Glue Traps

July 25, 2013
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BACKGROUND
The apartment building at 253 W. 15th St. in New York City is reportedly using glue traps for rodent control! PETA implored Page Apartments, the management company responsible for the building in question, to consider methods that are less cruel, don’t pose health risks, and are more cost-effective, but our pleas have gone unanswered. Your voice is needed!

Glue traps are some of the most vile 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) as well as Health Canada warn against using glue traps because of disease risks posed by the many pathogens in the waste of stressed rodents.

Please urge Page Apartments to join the countless entities that have sworn off glue traps. And please, forward this alert widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Polite comments can be sent to:

Page Apartments
sohorentals@aol.com


SAMPLE LETTER

To Whom It Concerns,

I have just learned that your management company is using glue traps, and I am respectfully requesting you stop utilizing 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. Victims often rip themselves to pieces in their frantic struggles to escape the sticky mess. Exhausted and terrified, they succumb to dismemberment, shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss—and death 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 utilizing any disease-spreading forms of mice control.

Instead, please consider promoting and using 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


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i am stuck on this glue trap
i writhe in agony, i shudder
i cough.
only in death will i
be able to get off.
so please do not let
me die in vain,
please no more glue traps
ever again.

signed,
ALL those lost

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


17 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 25, 2013 11:39 am

    i am stuck on this glue trap
    i writhe in agony, i shudder
    i cough.
    only in death will i
    be able to get off.
    so please do not let
    me die in vain,
    please no more glue traps
    ever again.

    signed,
    ALL those lost

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  2. July 25, 2013 11:55 am

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

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  3. lori moak-kean permalink
    July 25, 2013 11:58 am

    okay, polite email sent. hopefully this management company will receive thousands of emails & realize they need to change their policy!

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  4. July 25, 2013 2:14 pm

    Great poem Karen!! I sent an email, I just cant even believe that they even still sell these disgusting glue traps it boggles my mind how animal abuse and cruelty is illegal yet its completely legal to purchase and use glue traps which are the most cruel and abusive! Glue traps wouldn’t exist if they where used on cats and dogs so why allow them to be used on rodents and such? I also shared this alert in several places Stacey thanks

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    • July 25, 2013 4:20 pm

      Too many people lack common decency, morals, and empathy. 😦 Thanks for your help, hon.

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  5. narhvalur permalink
    July 25, 2013 4:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  6. July 26, 2013 5:40 am

    E-mail sent and action plea shared widely. Thanks, Stacey
    Also re-blogged on Wolf Is My Soul (Carina’s Space)

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  7. July 26, 2013 5:41 am

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul and commented:
    Please take 5 minutes and send this e-mail! Thank you, Stacey

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