Online retailer, Amazon, is continuing to offer cruel glue traps for sale. In an email to the company, ICABS highlighted the cruelty and also the fact that the traps are illegal in the Republic of Ireland.
Glue traps are designed to catch mice and rats in a sticky base where they will suffer a slow, lingering death. Rodents caught in the traps frantically struggle to free themselves by pulling out their hair or biting off their own limbs. If they don’t die from these injuries or from suffocation due to their faces becoming stuck in the glue, they spend days dying from starvation and dehydration. Veterinary surgeons who have condemned the traps have confirmed that “there is much suffering by the entrapped animals – it is not a sudden or merciful death…Because all mammals have similar nervous systems, they are capable of experiencing the same type of pain and suffering.”
So far, Amazon, have refused to stop selling these cruel traps. A spokesperson stated: “As a retailer, our goal is to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover, and buy any item they might be seeking. As a result, the selection offered on our website includes a wide spectrum of products, some of which people may find objectionable.”
Please urge Amazon to show compassion and stop selling glue traps.
Email from: Amazon.co.uk website
Tel: 0800 496 1081 or +44 (0)207 084 7911 (UK)
Email from: Amazon.com website
Tel: 00 1-206-266-2992 (USA)
(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below)
I am writing to urge you to please show compassion and stop the sale of glue traps from your websites. Glue traps are incredibly cruel and cause much suffering to trapped creatures.
Thank you. I look forward to your positive response.
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