The Halifax Regional Health System (HRHS), a South Boston–based organization that runs hospitals and other health-care facilities in Virginia, reportedly uses glue traps for rodent control. PETA informed HRHS officials about the extreme cruelty and disease risks inherent in using glue traps, but our concerns have apparently fallen on deaf ears.
Glue traps are some of the worst rodent-control products on the market, causing immense and prolonged suffering. Panicked rodents often rip themselves to pieces in their frantic struggle to escape the sticky mess. Exhausted and terrified, they die from shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Death can take days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Canada warn against using glue traps because of the disease risks posed by the many pathogens in the waste of ensnared rodents, who eliminate out of stress and fright. This should be a concern for any business that patronizes ill or immune-compromised individuals!
Please politely urge HRHS to avoid glue traps!
Send polite comments to:
Chief Executive Officer
Halifax Regional Health System
Article source: PETA Action Alerts