For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2023
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Mooresville, N.C. – When will Lowe’s finally evolve to reflect its customers’ values by ending the sale of glue traps, on which it takes days for animals to die from starvation, suffocation, or blood loss? That’s the point PETA will make tomorrow at the company’s virtual shareholder meeting, noting how often remorseful buyers of glue traps seek help liberating trapped animals once they see the suffering these devices inflict.
“Glue traps cause prolonged suffering for small animals, who scream, panic, and rip out their fur, feathers, or skin in their struggle to break free,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Lowe’s to join the many other companies that have already banned these agonizing traps.”
Wildlife—including birds, snakes, mice, rats, and squirrels—who get stuck in the glue struggle desperately to escape, sometimes chewing off their own limbs before succumbing to shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Glue traps fail as a long-term solution because they neglect to address the source of the problem: As long as food remains accessible, more animals will move in to take the place of those who have been killed.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—notes that Target, Walmart Canada, Dollar General, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS have all banned the sale of glue traps. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.