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PETA have ordered store to stop selling mouse traps because it’s ‘inhumane’

Now vegans have banned MOUSE TRAPS: Store is ordered to stop selling rodent-killing devices because they are ‘inhumane’

  • Discount store Cheap as Chips has been ordered to stop selling glue traps 
  • The ban comes after a customer contacted animal rights organisation PETA
  • PETA has warned the glue traps can cause rodents like mice to suffocate

A discount store has been ordered to stop selling glue mouse traps because they are ‘inhumane’. 

Cheap as Chips stores in the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia have taken the product off their shelves. 

The ban comes after a customer contacted animal rights organisation PETA, which urged the business to stop selling the item. 

Cheap as Chips stores in the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia have taken the product off their shelves (pictured: a store in Adelaide) 

A discount variety store has been ordered to stop selling glue traps used to catch rodents like mice because they are 'inhumane' products

A discount variety store has been ordered to stop selling glue traps used to catch rodents like mice because they are ‘inhumane’ products

PETA spokeswoman Emily Rice told Daily Mail Australia businesses often stock the items not because they’re cruel but ‘because they don’t know any better’. 

The company confirmed to PETA that they had officially stopped selling the traps.  

‘A concerned shopper initially reached out to us after seeing the glue traps in an Adelaide store, proving that if you see something and say something, you can save lives!’ Ms Rice said. 

‘We commend Cheap as Chips for its compassionate and swift action to help animals.’ 

PETA said the glue traps can cause birds and small mammals to 'endure immense and prolonged suffering as they struggle to escape'

PETA said the glue traps can cause birds and small mammals to ‘endure immense and prolonged suffering as they struggle to escape’

PETA said the glue traps can cause birds and small mammals to ‘endure immense and prolonged suffering as they struggle to escape’. 

As a result, animals can suffer from exhaustion, injury, shock, dehydration, or blood loss. 

The organisation has also warned the animals could suffocate and resort to chewing through their own legs to break free.  

Cheap as Chips is among other retailers, including Bunnings Warehouse, Mitre 10, Big W and Target, which have stopped selling glue traps.    

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Cheap as Chips for comment.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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