For immediate release:
August 18, 2021
Moira Collie 202-483-7382
Oak Park, Illinois. – PETA sent a letter this morning to John Wenhuisen, CEO of the company Ace equipmentto stop selling Tomcat-branded glue traps that cause severe, prolonged pain and injury to animals before death – and as such violate animal cruelty laws in California and other states.
For example, California law prohibits inflicting unnecessary and unnecessary pain and suffering on animals, depriving them of essential food and drink, and causing them cruel death – and when used according to their instructions, this is exactly what Tomcat glue traps do. Panicked animals trapped in them can fight and suffer for hours or even days before finally dying of dehydration, hunger, exhaustion, suffocation, or blood loss. Moreover, the instructions do not say that users regularly check traps for captured animals, and they recommend that people put used traps – along with captured animal victims – in the trash. whether the animal is still alive…
“By selling Tomcat glue traps, Ace Hardware condemns small animals to a horribly slow and painful death and can turn buyers into lawbreakers,” said Jared Goodman, vice president and deputy general counsel for animal law at PETA. “PETA is urging the company to remove these nasty traps from the shelves.”
PETA is also asking Target and ScottsMiracle-Gro, the owner of the Tomcat traps, to stop selling them. The group previously asked the FTC to completely ban Scotts from selling traps, or at least require it to instruct users to check traps at least every hour and add a label warning California residents that traps may violate state law. The complaint is pending.
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