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Something Else that Makes me Angry

Another thing that makes me angry - rodent glue traps!

We live in an apartment building in Manhattan, NYC, and occasionally are visited by a small "field mouse". It is just part of wonderful apartment living in NYC. We simply put out a cruelty-free mouse trap, and when they are enticed into the trap, I take them to Central Park and release them.

Some others (far too many, including our apartment building) use "rodent glue traps". I don't know if you are familiar with these, but they are hideously cruel - so cruel that I don't want to describe them for you in detail.

However, finally, someone in Congress is addressing this cruel practice. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) has introduced into Congress the "Glue Trap Prohibition Act" - a bill to place a national ban on the possession and use of glue traps to catch rodents. This Act is endorsed by PETA, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Please support Rep Lieu's Congressional initiative.

BTW, our cousins across the ocean in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand have recently banned rodent glue traps.

In the meantime, I guess I will just have to continue surreptitiously crushing these glue traps in our building basement before they can be used.

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