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April 17, 2023
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
West Hollywood, Calif. – Following communications with native animal rights activists and PETA, the West Hollywood (WeHo) Metropolis Council voted unanimously to ban the sale and use of glue traps—trays coated with a sticky adhesive that ensnare small animals, who can endure for days earlier than dying, their faces and limbs mired within the glue. The transfer makes West Hollywood the primary metropolis within the nation to ban the indiscriminate, deadly traps, which have ensnared songbirds, hamsters, and different tiny creatures.
“By protecting merciless glue traps out, WeHo is a trailblazer for susceptible little animals,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA thanks metropolis officers for safeguarding animals from horrific cruelty and urges lawmakers throughout the nation to comply with their lead.”
Wildlife—together with birds, snakes, mice, rats, and squirrels—who get caught within the glue wrestle desperately to flee, generally chewing off their very own limbs earlier than succumbing to shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Glue traps fail as a long-term answer as a result of they neglect to handle the supply of the issue: So long as meals stays accessible, extra animals will transfer in to take the place of those that have been killed.
Tons of of firms and entities, in addition to Germany, Iceland, Eire, the Netherlands, Norway, and the U.Ok., plus two Australian states and 9 Indian states, have all banned glue traps.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to abuse in any method”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.