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Azhdaya Ravenwolf
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Compassionate employees of GNC (a vitamin supply company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently reported to PETA that GNC stores nationwide are using glue traps to kill mice. We contacted corporate officials, alerting them to the extreme cruelty associated with glue traps, but our concerns have fallen on deaf ears.

Glue traps are exceedingly cruel—some of the cruelest products on the market. Panicked animals will often panic and tear themselves apart in the desperate struggle to get free, ultimately dying exhausted and terrified from shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Research indicates that death does not come swiftly, taking more than 24 hours in many cases. And terrified, trapped rodents lose control of their bodily functions, thereby increasing the risk of disease transmission to anyone handling the traps (the Centers for Disease Control advise against glue traps for this very reason). Furthermore, lethal methods of rodent control don't work in the long run. As long as the areas of concern remain attractive and accessible to these animals, more will move in to fill the newly vacant niche. In addition, killing individuals can result in a spike in the food supply and prompt remaining females to breed, causing the rodent population to increase!

Please urge GNC officials to join the ranks of the many entities nationwide—including JPMorgan Chase & Co., American Eagle Outfitters, and Safeway—that have compassionately sworn off using these cruel devices! Ask them to do the right thing by removing all glue traps from their stores immediately. . . .

Please send polite comments to:

Norman Axelrod. Chair GNC

300 Sixth Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-288-4600

412-288-4764 (fax)

Joseph Fortunato, CEO and Director GNC

300 Sixth Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-288-4600

412-288-4764 (fax)

http://www.peta.org/ActionCenter/ActionAlerts-item.asp?id=2933

October 25, 2009 at 12:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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