Ban the Sale and Use of Rodent Glue Traps/ Rodenticides in Singapore
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On the 20th Febuary 2012, The SPCA Singapore FaceBook page posted a heart-wrenching photo of a female community cat who was the victim of a massively coated glue-board trap that was left overnight at a HDB trash collection center.Sadly,she had to be euthanised as she was found to be in ''deep distress and panting heavily''.
According to the SPCA Singapore, kittens and birds, too have been seriously hurt by the callous use of glue traps.
Glue traps are one of the most morally and ethically contemptible devices ever invented by mankind which inflicts unimaginable and immeasurable pain and suffering on sentinent beings In a futile attempt to free themselves, trapped animals will pull out their own fur exposing bald and sore patches of skin.
These ghastly contraptions do not discriminate as community cats, kittens, birds ,feral dogs,puppies,lost pets and wild animals have been documented victims.
The HSUS states on it's webpage~http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/facts/glue_boards.html that;''It may take three to five days for an animal to die, perhaps even longer for a reptile. Some animals succumb to exhaustion, collapse face down in the glue, and die of suffocation when the glue lodges in their nasal passages—a process that can take anywhere from three to 24 hours. Most often death comes from a combination of exhaustion, dehydration, and starvation''.
Below are irrefutable truths that the HSUS mentions on its web page about the horrors these ensnared creatures go through:
- Animals suffer pain and stress and can harm or injure themselves trying to escape from glue boards. Some rodents have been seen biting through their own limbs while attempting to free themselves.
- Panicked animals can end up covered in their own feces and urine.
- Animals can be stuck anywhere from hours to days before being found, and have been known to cry loudly when the boards are collected.
- Animals found and released from glue boards might not survive because of the intense stress, injuries, or effects of the glue.There are humane alternatives to controlling rodent problems including natural repellents, modifying areas to prevent access by rodents and smart mouse traps which if used correctly allows the person to safely relocate the animal with minimal fuss.
The use of rodenticides also causes a drawn out and excruciating death for many a cat, dog, and other hapless critters who either ingest them unknowingly or eat the poisoned bodies of their rodent prey.
Community animals already endure a life of hardship and uncertainty. Let's urge the authorities to explore and adopt cruelty-free alternatives.Together we can make a difference.
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