- Herr Martin SchulzPresident of the European Parliament
- M. Jean-Claude JunckerPresident of the European Commission
European Parliament, ban glue traps from Europe!
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Glue traps are these sticky boards made and sold to catch rodents and some of you, like me, maybe thought they had been definitely banned from our so-called civilized countries years ago as the torture tools they are. Well, they have not. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of many associations around the globe, a growing number of institutions agreed to ban them from their buildings.
In Europe, as in many places in the world, glue traps are still used and countless animals still go on suffering for days once caught in them, slowly dying of starvation, exhaustion or because they disemboweled themselves in their attempt to escape: mice, rodents, and even birds or family's beloved pets, as glue traps don't discriminate. How many reports will there need of families finding their cat glued to one of these boards and in need of an emergency rescue before these barbaric things disappear from our stores' shelves? All the more when knowing that, often sold as a "safe" alternative to poison, glue traps increase the risks of infections: the stressed animal will be excreting urine and feces at an incredible rate due to fear. That makes the trap an even bigger health risk than the rat itself.
Torturing animals is considered illegal, so how is it that glue traps are not? Is it not enough to know that glue traps manufacturers advise their clients to throw the animal in the garbage with the trap while still alive?
Humane and safe alternatives exist, so let's join to, first, ban them from Europe and, then, from the whole world!
- Spitzenkandidat für die Bundestagswahl 2017
Martin Schulz (SPD)
- President of the European Parliament
Herr Martin Schulz
- President of the European Commission
M. Jean-Claude Juncker
Dear President Martin Schulz, dear President Jean-Claude Juncker,
My name is Annick Pillard and I am a french citizen of 42 taking today the liberty to inform you of the petition I've just created on the site "Change.org".
This petition calls for a complete ban on the manufacturing, sale and use of glue traps as a method of controlling the mice, rats and rodents population and - though only implied in the above text - its use against any other animal, be it called "pest" or not.
This petition daily receives around a thousand signatures, what I like to consider as a proof of how important its topic is for many of us.
Please, help Europe to be once more a source of enlightenment to the world by showing the right way: let's be the first to ban these torture tools and, in so doing, let's inspire our neighbours and friends to adopt humane and safer practices.
Thanking you for your attention and wishing you to accept the expression of our respectful sentiments,
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