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Robin Rescued From Lethal Trap By Teenage Boys

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, robin, glue traps, rescued )

- 2128 days ago -
A little robin had a lucky escape after getting stuck on a glue board, in the same area and just a few days before a grass snake was fatally injured by a similar trap.

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Kelly Rogers (303)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:31 am
thanx, for sharing this, It warms my heart noted

Sue H (7)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:36 am
Just Say NO to glue traps!!!

. (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:03 am
Glue traps are still used in Italy to catch mice and rats, may you never see as it reduces the animal trapped
This is a disgrace worthy of the Middle Ages
Congratulations to the families of two teenagers, who were able to bring them up to the value of respect for life ... anything but easy in these times.
Thank you Cher

. (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:35 am
noted...glue traps are a horror and should be banned. it's a most cruel way to catch and kill. Kudos to those wonderful boys who did the right thing..ty Cher

Rock H (254)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:18 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing this.

. (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:24 am
I have seen these traps for sale, they are dreadful. The RSPCA provide a fantastic level of support to Animals and has been doing so since 1824 - which I think is something they should rightly be proud of.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 11:29 am

Robert O (12)
Monday July 23, 2012, 11:32 am
Thanks Cher.

Pat B (356)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:04 pm
Awwww...poor little bird!!! Glue traps are horrible! Thanks, Cher for this.

Anneke A (279)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:15 pm
glad to read about the 2 boys eager to help, someting postitive anyway

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:24 pm
thanks for sharing

Dianne D (490)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:40 pm
Ban glue traps. No critter should have to die on the glue traps. That would be like quick sand for a hymand. It's inhumane.

Lisa N (206)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:42 pm
It certainly is refreshing to hear of a group of teenage boys helping animals, instead of hurting them for a change! Ban all glue traps & kudos to the parents of these boys. Thanks Cher.

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:10 pm
Glue traps should probably be restricted to those that catch insects and arthropods like fleas, mites, and bedbugs, not as rodent traps where a cat will serve better. Also people who use glue traps should be required to monitor them the same way fur trappers are supposed to check their lines regularly and frequently to remove bycatch and have injuries corrected, and/or quickly and mercifully kill intended prey.

Christeen A (368)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:36 pm
Thanks boys for saving the birdies life. Glue traps-enough already.

michelle t (41)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:37 pm
Ban glue traps.Nice to hear of kids being nice to animals for a change

Carol H (229)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:00 pm
noted, they should be banned!!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:14 pm
Noted, thanks Cher! I totally agree with Lisa.

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:35 pm
Forget monitoring them, just stop all production of glue traps. I don't even like to use them for bugs. I just usher my bugs out fo the house anyway and the spiders are just my roommates.

Bravo to these two boys. Adolescent/teenage boys get bad press (usually because they deserve tit) but there are lot os caring boys in the world. As withe pit bulls we only hear the bad news.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:37 pm
Thank you, Cher. Glue traps ought to be banned.

Regina P (67)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:48 pm
Noted. Thanks

Ann B (60)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:52 pm
noted - thanks for sharing

DORIS L (61)
Monday July 23, 2012, 5:12 pm
Thank you boys.

Kay M (347)
Monday July 23, 2012, 5:35 pm

janet f (29)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:34 pm
Two kids that were raised right.

Robert B (60)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:56 pm
What good is monitoring a trap? The animal is STILL injured or killed. Glue traps are a despicable and barbaric idea. They need to be banned. Shame on anyone who uses them. It's a horrific way to die.

pam w (139)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:14 pm
I'm with Doris....THANK YOU, BOYS!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:28 pm
Hard to believe the Robin survived. NIce to hear there are still kids who actually have clean souls and hearts that aren't black. Glue traps need to be outlawed EVERYWHERE!

Anne K (139)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:06 pm
What a sick and sadistic person(s) "invented" glue traps. Hope they are locked up and receiving psychotherapy. Same for those who use them.

Good job, boys, for taking action!

Marie W (67)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:43 pm
Glue traps are evil...

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:57 pm

Veronica C (22)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:10 pm
That's my fear. I'd like to catch the flies and wasps on my porch, but I worry about the birds. So, I have a wasp trap now. Wish it worked better.

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 11:22 pm
Well done those boys !!!

Debra meade (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 12:07 am
Two woderful kids with big hearts!

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 1:56 am
Noted, thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 5:26 am
Glue traps are cruel and need to be banned, thanks to the teen boys for being care hearted!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 5:52 am
Thank you to the caring young boys.
As for glue traps, they should be banned as an outrageously cruel way of dealing with problem animals. Only a brute could use one on animals.

Terri Hughes (416)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:46 am
Thanks Cher.......thanks to these boys for saving this little robin!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:56 am
Glue boards are appalling. I'm glad the robin was saved.

Janis B (7)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 8:39 am
These little birds are tiny in comparison to the American robin which is really a thrush, a little smaller than a sparrow. It could have starved so quickly the irresponsible jerks who left this need a good hiding. What a credit to their parents these boys are. Kudos to them.

Ann B (60)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forgot to say THANKS to the Teenage Boys for saving this Robin - You Boys have a great heart and soul - thanks again....

Sandi C (98)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 8:51 am
Glad they saved him.
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