PETA: Tell Lowe’s No More Glue Traps!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

If you need some background on the issue, previous alerts are available here, here and here.

For more on humane methods of mouse control, please see a series of articles I wrote on the subject:

How to Tell If There’s a Mouse in Your House (Article 1 of 3)

How to Mouse-Proof Your House (Article 2 of 3)

Spare the Snap-Trap and Have Mercy on the Mice (Article 3 of 3)

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From: PETA
Date: Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 4:27 PM
Subject: Skin Ripped Off and Left to Suffocate – Tell Lowe’s No More Glue Traps!

Thank you for participating in the action alert that targets Lowe’s for its sale of cruel glue traps. I’m sure that you received Lowe’s automated response, which stated, “We…have changed our merchandise offering to cut in half the number of glue traps we offer, and only carry the products that contain Eugenol, which is an anesthetic.”

Unfortunately, Eugenol can only act as an anesthetic when injected directly into an animal’s bloodstream or given through a tube into the stomach. Topical application—which is how animals caught in glue traps would come into contact with Eugenol—would not result in any pain relief whatsoever. In fact, it could cause the animals to experience an additional painful burning sensation, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and seizures. These “modified” glue traps are every bit as cruel as standard glue traps.

Please contact Lowe’s at 1-800-445-6937 and let them know that Eugenol does nothing to ease the suffering of animals caught in glue traps. Also ask that they stop selling all glue traps immediately.

Thank you for everything that you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Emily Allen
Special Assistant to the Vice President
Cruelty Investigations Division
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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PETA: Lowe’s Insists on Selling Cruelty

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

If you need some background on the issue, PETA’s original alert is available here, and a previous update is available here.

For more on humane methods of mouse control, please see a series of articles I wrote on the subject:

How to Tell If There’s a Mouse in Your House (Article 1 of 3)

How to Mouse-Proof Your House (Article 2 of 3)

Spare the Snap-Trap and Have Mercy on the Mice (Article 3 of 3)

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From: PETA – newsmanager [at] peta.org
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Subject: Lowe’s Insists on Selling Cruelty; ‘Modified’ Glue Traps Are Repackaged Torture

In response to your calls and e-mails, Lowe’s has issued a statement claiming that the company will “only carry the products [glue traps] that contain Eugenol [clove oil], which is an anesthetic.” Don’t be fooled! Such “modified” glue traps are a shameless attempt to dupe consumers. They are still glue traps that kill animals slowly through starvation and dehydration. These glue traps show absolutely no evidence of reducing animal suffering. In fact, they cause as much suffering as—if not more than—standard traps.

Please continue to push Lowe’s to stop carrying all glue traps. Please call and fax Lowe’s today and tell the company that caring consumers strongly oppose the use of glue traps and will not patronize Lowe’s until the company removes all glue traps from its stores and issues a statement vowing never to sell them again.

Please send polite comments to:

Patti Price, Senior Vice President
704-758-2394
704-757-0593 (fax)

Robert A. Niblock, CEO
704-758-2084
704-757-0542 (fax)

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PETA: Lowe’s Insists on Selling Cruelty–Your Voice Is Still Needed!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

If you need some background on the issue, PETA’s original alert is available here.

For more on humane methods of mouse control, please see a series of articles I wrote on the subject:

How to Tell If There’s a Mouse in Your House (Article 1 of 3)

How to Mouse-Proof Your House (Article 2 of 3)

Spare the Snap-Trap and Have Mercy on the Mice (Article 3 of 3)

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From: PETA – newsmanager [at] peta.org
Date: Feb 6, 2008 10:12 AM
Subject: Lowe’s Insists on Selling Cruelty–Your Voice Is Still Needed!

Thank you for taking action and urging Lowe’s to stop selling glue traps at its stores. Your voice is still needed! Please call and fax Lowe’s today and tell the company that caring consumers strongly oppose the use of glue traps and won’t patronize Lowe’s until the company removes glue traps from all its stores and pledges not to sell them again. It is possible to change corporate policies. Animals are depending on you to make their voices heard.

Please send polite comments to:

Patti Price, Senior Vice President
704-758-2394
704-757-0593 (fax)

Robert A. Niblock, CEO
704-758-2084
704-757-0542 (fax)

Please forward this message to others who might be willing to lend their voices to this important issue.

Sincerely,

Daphna Nachminovitch, Vice President
Cruelty Investigations Department

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