Wildlife and pets are at risk from cruel glue traps

New campaign: Please ask retailers to stop selling glue traps that are cruel and harmful to wildlife and pets (see photos below)

The Vancouver Humane Society has been campaigning to urge retailers Rona, The Home Depot, Canadian Tire and Walmart Canada to stop selling cruel glue traps used for household rodent control.  

As photos (see below) from the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC and the BC SPCA show, glue traps are harmful to wildlife and pets, as well as being cruel for their intended victims. 

Please ask these stores to stop selling glue traps

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Canadian Tire

  

To Susan O’Brien Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Canadian Tire Corporation

Dear Ms. O'Brien,

I am writing to urge Canadian Tire to stop selling cruel glue traps. Not only do these traps cause unnecessary suffering to rodents, but they also harm wildlife and even pets, who are caught indiscriminately in these inhumane traps. Wildlife rescue groups report numerous cases of birds, bats, squirrels, hummingbirds and other animals being found stuck in glue traps, often dying slow, painful deaths. Even pets, including kittens, have been found in glue traps.

There are other, less inhumane, methods of household rodent control. Please end the sale of glue traps to end unnecessary animals suffering and to save wildlife and pets from being inadvertently harmed by these cruel products.

Sincerely,

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Walmart Canada

  

To Alex Roberton Senior Director, Corporate Affairs

Dear Mr. Roberton,

I am writing to urge Walmart Canada to stop selling cruel glue traps. Not only do these traps cause unnecessary suffering to rodents, but they also harm wildlife and even pets, who are caught indiscriminately in these inhumane traps. Wildlife rescue groups report numerous cases of birds, bats, squirrels, hummingbirds and other animals being found stuck in glue traps, often dying slow, painful deaths. Even pets, including kittens, have been found in glue traps.

There are other, less inhumane, methods of household rodent control. Please end the sale of glue traps to end unnecessary animals suffering and to save wildlife and pets from being inadvertently harmed by these cruel products.

Sincerely,

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Rona

  

To Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux, Vice-president, Communications and Public Affairs

Dear Mr. Lamoureux,

I am writing to urge Rona to stop selling cruel glue traps. Not only do these traps cause unnecessary suffering to rodents, but they also harm wildlife and even pets, who are caught indiscriminately in these inhumane traps. Wildlife rescue groups report numerous cases of birds, bats, squirrels, hummingbirds and other animals being found stuck in glue traps, often dying slow, painful deaths. Even pets, including kittens, have been found in glue traps.

There are other, less inhumane, methods of household rodent control. Please end the sale of glue traps to end unnecessary animals suffering and to save wildlife and pets from being inadvertently harmed by these cruel products.

Sincerely,

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The Home Depot Canada

  

To Paul Berto, Corporate Communications, External Affairs & Sustainability

Dear Mr. Berto,

I am writing to urge The Home Depot to stop selling cruel glue traps. Not only do these traps cause unnecessary suffering to rodents, but they also harm wildlife and even pets, who are caught indiscriminately in these inhumane traps. Wildlife rescue groups report numerous cases of birds, bats, squirrels, hummingbirds and other animals being found stuck in glue traps, often dying slow, painful deaths. Even pets, including kittens, have been found in glue traps.

There are other, less inhumane, methods of household rodent control. Please end the sale of glue traps to end unnecessary animals suffering and to save wildlife and pets from being inadvertently harmed by these cruel products.

Sincerely,

**your signature**

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Photos from the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

MacGillivray’s warbler caught in glue trap

Stellers jay caught in glue trap

Bat having glue removed

 

Photos from B.C. SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC)

House sparrow caught in glue trap

Bat having glue removed

Kitten caught in glue trap in Kelowna in 2015. Fortunately, the kitten was found and successfully treated by Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital