Dollar Store Joins Dollar Tree and DollarDays in Showing a Big Heart to Small Animals
For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Vaughan, Ont. – After learning from PETA that small animals may struggle for days when caught in glue traps’ adhesive—tearing flesh, breaking bones, and becoming increasingly entangled—Buck or Two Plus! agreed to ban the vile devices.
“By banning glue traps, Buck or Two Plus! is sparing countless mice, birds, and other small animals a terrifying death,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA will continue to call on other retailers to join the growing list of companies that pledge to keep these cruel devices off their shelves.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against using glue traps, because animals who are caught in them lose control of their bodily functions as they struggle to escape. Some even chew off their own limbs in an attempt to free themselves. It can take days for trapped animals to die from exhaustion, injury, shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Glue traps also fail to address the source of the problem: More rodents simply move in to take the place of those who’ve been killed.
Dozens of retailers—including Dollar Tree, DollarDays, and CVS—have banned the sale of glue traps. And more than 200 other well-known entities—including the City of New York Police Department; many of the top 10 self-storage companies, including Public Storage and U-Haul; dozens of top banks and financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs; and more than 100 airports—have banned their use.
PETA has humane solutions for every unwanted houseguest, from rats to raccoons. For more information, please visit PETA.org.