No place for animal cruelty in a humane society - Hayley Matthews
I remember watching a video sent by email from PETA asking people to signing a petition calling for the ban on glue traps.
Seeing a little mouse struggle as it was stuck to a sheet of glue was just awful. How could this be legal?
If I'm honest, I can't understand how anyone in their right mind could come up with such an invention, never mind actually go ahead and sell them.
They're just awful and cruel, not to mention needless because I'm sure they're are much less brutal and less painful ways of moving an unwanted visitor along.
So I have to say I was delighted to see during the week that the RSPCA has thrown its full support behind indications that the cruel and unnecessary use of glue traps could be banned.
These awful things consist of a sheet of plastic, cardboard or wood coated with non-drying adhesive designed to trap rodents such as mice and rats as they cross the board. To me, it's needless and outrageously cruel.
That a Private Member's Bill was introduced calling for a ban on the use of these traps is great news. It has the backing of the government and after reading figures that the RSPCA received 236 reports of glue trap incidents to its cruelty line from 2016 to 2020 involving animals including cats, garden birds, hedgehogs, squirrels and even a parrot - I'm all behind any animal charity or government that wants these ludicrous things banned.
Can we even call ourselves human if we come up with devices like this? Here's to seeing the back of them!