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Nov 1, 2011

Focus:Animal Welfare
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Location:United States
October 31, 2011
by Stacey

BACKGROUND | FROM PETA

Hodo Soy Beanery, a company based in Oakland, California, that makes tofu, soy milk, and other soy products, is reportedly using glue traps for rodent control. PETA informed company officials of the extreme cruelty and disease risks inherent in the use of glue traps, but we’re apparently being ignored.

Glue traps are some of the cruelest products on the market, causing immense and prolonged suffering. Panicked rodents often rip themselves to pieces in their frantic struggle to escape the sticky mess. Exhausted and terrified, they die from shock, dehydration, asphyxiation, or blood loss. Death can take more than 24 hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Canada warn against using glue traps because of the disease risks posed by the many pathogens in the waste of ensnared rodents, who eliminate out of stress and fright. This should be a concern for any food business.

Please urge Hodo Soy Beanery to join the countless food-based businesses that have sworn off using glue traps. Remind the company that rodent control need not be cruel and ask that it switch to less cruel methods.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Email Block

minh@hodosoy.com
info@hodosoy.com
john@hodosoy.com
billy@hodosoy.com

Individual

Minh Tsai
Founder
Hodo Soy Beanery
510-464-2977
minh@hodosoy.com
info@hodosoy.com

John Scharffenberger
Director and Co-CEO
Hodo Soy Beanery
john@hodosoy.com

Billy Bramblett
Director and Co-CEO
Hodo Soy Beanery
billy@hodosoy.com



SAMPLE LETTER

To Who It Concerns,

I have just learned of your use of glue traps to capture and kill mice, and I am respectfully requesting you cease using such barbaric methods of killing. In and of itself, killing the mice is inherently immoral, but using glue traps to do so compounds the vicious nature of such an extremely painful and fearfully agonizing experience for animals. These animals are further traumatized trying to free themselves, causing skinning, tearing, ripping, and dismemberment, a profoundly agonizing ritual of attempting to escape for hours upon hours; death sometimes can take days. If you had to experience such a barbaric form of torture and prolonged death, would you be willing to justify it?

This also proves medically dangerous to humans considering that, according to the CDC, glue traps create optimal conditions to spread disease. I would hope any food company that shares a core principle of human health and quality of life, such as yours, would be equally concerned with any disease-spreading forms of rodent control.

It is impossible to contemplate supporting any business that capitalizes on the brutality of animals, and when you utilize such horrendous accessories, you are indeed establishing your complicity and apathy in doing so, and I respectfully request you discontinue using glue traps. Indeed, I hope this letter finds you willing to scrutinize both your own involvement in the intentional exploitation of animals and your desire to therefore protect, rather than harm, them, and until such a time, as a vegan, I will boycott your store and products and share this information with friends, family, and online social contacts.

Please consider, instead, using humane traps to capture and release mice in an ethical and painless manner. These can be found at hardware stores and local animal rescue groups, who would be willing to assist you.

Thank you for your time and attention to this important issue.

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