Target has agreed to stop stocking glue traps in response to advocacy by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Glue traps are small boards with a layer of adhesive, placed sticky side up, that are meant to trap mice. The mice, with all feet stuck on the glue, die slowly from exhaustion and thirst. The sticky traps also trap birds, snakes, and other unintended animals. Rescuing an animal once they are stuck on a glue trap is very difficult.
According to PETA, “Target joins hundreds of companies and entities—including Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree—that have banned glue traps after hearing from PETA, which is urging The Home Depot to stop selling the painful devices as well.”