Actress and activist Pamela Anderson is speaking out for animals on behalf of PETA, her favorite animal rights organization.
The “Baywatch” star tweeted, “Did you know that glue traps are inhumane and indiscriminate, capturing not just rats and mice but also birds,..”
Anderson links to the PETA page about glue traps, letting PETA tell the public more about why glue traps are so cruel. PETA writes, “Glue traps cause slow, agonizing deaths to the animals—mice, birds, squirrels, kittens, and other small animals—who get caught in them. These animals can die of suffocation, dehydration, or starvation while stuck to a trap, or the glue can rip patches of skin, fur, or feathers from the animals’ bodies as they desperately struggle to escape. Death can take days.”
The animal rights organization makes it easy for you to take action against institutions still using glue traps. Visit their campaign page to learn more about how.
And if you happen to find a creature caught in a glue trap, PETA tells you how to free the poor darling. “If you find an animal who is stuck in a glue trap, pour a small amount of cooking oil or baby oil onto the stuck areas (avoiding the animal’s nose and mouth to prevent suffocation) and gently work the animal free. Injured or weak animals must be rushed to a nearby veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator.”
Or, if you see an empty glue trap, you can do what I do: step on that horrible device so no animal can be harmed. Flatten it like a pancake.