Rodent glue traps that cause prolonged and unnecessary suffering are in stores now.
Tell UK retailers to stop selling these cruel traps!
Imagine being stuck, unable to escape, because your limbs are glued down. You’re blind with panic, fighting to get free. Twisted body parts and skin tearing – the suffering goes on for hours, or even days. Eventually, overcome by hunger and exhaustion, the life slowly drains from you.
This is the brutal experience of many small animals caught on rodent glue traps. The pain these devices cause is indefensible. Some animals even gnaw through their own limbs in desperation as they struggle to escape. Others suffocate to death as they collapse face-first into the glue.
These cruel traps are sold in stores across the country for as little as 50p each, providing easy access for their use by the public. Last week, HSI convinced Booker Group – a market-leading wholesaler with 202 stores across the country, including 30 branches of Makro – to stop selling these cruel products. Now, they need our help to persuade more wholesalers and retailers to do the same.
Rats and mice feel pain and suffering just like other animals, yet loopholes in the law allow unimaginable cruelty to be inflicted upon them. Their suffering matters and cannot be overlooked.
Let’s join HSI in calling on the UK’s biggest retail and wholesale companies to take these horrible products off the shelves.
This will take us a big step closer to our goal of convincing the UK government to ban glue traps for good. Together, we can get small animals unstuck.