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Animals  (tags: rodents, mouse, horrific cruelty, suffering, glue traps, new york )

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The New York City Parks and Recreation Department is using glue traps to kill rodents. Glue traps are responsible for more suffering than virtually any other wildlife control product on the market. Glue traps are inhumane. Most animals caught in


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MmAway M (519)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:12 pm
Thank you Simone for getting this out there, always hate for any creature to suffer, so signed even though I am not a mouse or Rat person!

There are a few of my friends that love them and would hurt me to ever see any creature go through this horrific death!

Thanks again!

Bianca sa (0)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:29 pm
Poor babies!! signed!

Krasimira B (175)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:32 pm
Already signed, thank you Simone.

Good Bye (43)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 7:07 pm
Have any of you ever seen a Super Rat? This was obviously posted by someone who has never seen an infant with a huge rat bite on an extremity. Killing rats doesn't have to be humane, it just has to be effective. Big City Rats are not pets, they are vermin. They carry diseases, they attack defenseless children and adults. They are not poor babies. I do think, however, that the human children they injure every year can be considered poor babies.

Beverly L (72)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 8:07 pm
Noted and signed ~ thank you Simone!

Susan S (187)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 9:48 pm
Signed and noted.

Cindy C (125)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 10:18 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 12:20 am
signed and noted,thanks

Marta B (45)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 1:39 am
Signed. Thanks

gerlinde p (161)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:19 am
signed ty

Judith K (93)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:33 am
# 95, horrible way to trap an animal.

. (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 5:07 am
Petition signed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 8:33 am
Noted and signed. Thanks for sharing!

Helena K (57)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 10:37 am
Urge NYC to Remove Glue Traps
Your signature has been delivered to: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 12:23 pm

audrey s (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 12:35 pm
Even a murderer is entitled to a humane death not one considered cruel and unusual which these glue traps are. They use them in the wild as well to trap wolves. Eliminate them now!!!

Dotti L (85)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 12:41 pm
Noted and signed. However, Star Mousie brought up some good points. There has to be a better way.

Shirley H (49)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 12:44 pm
Signed, then signed 2 more for animals.
Shirley H.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 1:04 pm

Laverne Wallace (59)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 1:16 pm

Helene B (19)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 1:33 pm
This is just like the trapping of our forest creatures, they slowly die an horrible death fuel by pain and fright.

Diane Patrick (46)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 1:45 pm
What barbarian has been using these gum traps. They are disgusting things and should be outlawed. NO animal should have to die by this method. I wish the trapper would get caught in his/her own trap. I would come along and put them out of their misery with a well-aimed whack to the head.

Kristena Loy (7)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 2:37 pm

Justin R (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 2:39 pm

These draconian methods are outrages! I dare all users to stick it on your face and see if it is really that bad. Let me know what your opinion is.

Jason Green (235)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 2:44 pm
this is so vile and saddening, I definitely signed thank you Simone

Judy Cook (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 2:51 pm
These are disgustingly cruel. Once again the human race excels in it's non caring attitude.

Phillip I (67)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:08 pm
Isn't there a better species we can belong to......?

janet f (29)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:16 pm
No animal should die suffering like that. We need to find a way to dispense some form of birth control to these animals to reduce their numbers. Obviously, killing them with poison and glue traps isn't working too well.

Claudia O (73)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:24 pm
We live in the woods and don't really like to have the rodents invading our home, but these glue traps are horrible and should not be used. I just wish people would stop killing coyotes and let them help keep the rodent population down. Ok....being eaten by a coyote is not wonderful either, but surely it beats slowly starving to death in a glue trap.

Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:52 pm
This is what I wrote,If you don't see the cruelty in this, then I would advice, you may find work in any terrorist organization, you'd be good at it, damn, you sick inhumane people, you're giving all humanity a bad name.
Might I add, from the comments I read of some, there is actually a better use for them, they just need to be for a larger breed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:58 pm
Hey Claudia, at least it's nature's way . . . .
We had little glue traps at my work a few years ago, I asked them to please NOT put them there, of course they did, so as soon as they left, I took a broom and swept them all up and put them in the garbage!
We don't have them there anymore . . . .

Jacki Hileman (20)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:59 pm
My Uncle used these for awhile, when I was living in his backyard my cat got stuck to on of them !
Uncle quit using them

Ann L (15)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 4:37 pm
Noted and signed. What kind of glue are they using.? Those trap are dangerous. What if a little child picked one up and had it stuck to her face. Get rid of them!

S B (1)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 4:39 pm
star mousie- just because there is a human/non-human animal conflict doesn't justify a torturous death. the likes of YOU are the vermin of this world, but even YOU don't deserve death by glue trap.

Kate A (10)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 4:51 pm
Mice/Rats aren't my favorite animals, but the don't deserve to die by glue traps. They are cruel and inhumane. They should be illegal.

Anne K (139)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 4:58 pm
Noted, signed, commented, and forwarded.

He who lives by the glue trap must die by the glue trap!

Anne K (139)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 5:15 pm
Star Mousie - What if Star Mousie were stuck to a glue trap? I doubt that "Big City Rats" are intentionally harming humans. All sentient beings experience pain and fear, not just humans and "pets"! If murderers on death row must be dealt with humanely, so must innocent animals.

Geynell Eskite (68)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 5:27 pm
I found a bird stuck to a glue trap at Walmart a few months ago. I took him/her to a vet who got the birdie unstuck with some mineral oil. That poor little bird suffered horribly, but got a second chance. Rodents aren't the only creatures that get trapped by these cruel things. (Not that it's a particularly nice thing to do to a rodent either). Glue traps result in a long, protracted frightening death for the animal. They are inhumane and should NEVER be used.

Hedda L. (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 5:36 pm
Star Mousie is a lousey!

jennifer t (41)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 5:47 pm
Noted and signed

Caroline Vimla (16)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 6:14 pm
I wouldn't stoop this low to kill a rodent. This is unspeakably inhumane..

ANGIE cr (4)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 6:32 pm
i used a few some years ago, i understand now, i will not use them again;(

Karrie K (2)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 6:45 pm
those poor mice =(

Charlene Rush (2)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:07 pm
Of course, I would prefer a more humane method of eradicating these disease spreading creatures, but, whatever it takes to rid American's major city of this predator is essential. Peoples' lives come before rats, especially helpless children.

If I'm not mistaken, many other methods have been tried, without success.

Ruth R (246)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:13 pm

Ron Avila (20)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:13 pm

Gloria H (88)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:28 pm
my cats didn't do anything about rats. had HUGE roof rats. Big, like possums which were also around, but rats eat electrical wires, scratch and run around in the walls,ceilings at night. One even died in the wall, the smell was awful (didn't want to knock down the wall) until it finally dissicated.
glue traps stick to mouse eyeballs- reason enough to not use them. I resorted to traps..caught one with a broken back, and had to drown it in a pail of water. Then I bought a havaheart idea yet, sent the trapped mousie in a field and watched him/her run off . Yay!
set a trap for a runaway cat(to return him to his owner) and caught the meanest raccoon alive (sure looked like Sparky until I got up close) and some guys helped me release it. Glad it wasn't a skunk!

Susan Ayres-Lynch (126)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:45 pm
Signed. Thank you.

Susan Ayres-Lynch (126)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:49 pm
@Star Mousie: You see rats as rodents. I understand that is your position. But is it really necessary to cause them to suffer long, slow painful deaths? Pets or not, they suffer when they feel pain and fear. They are not vengeful, they are animals following their instincts. If they must be killed, let it be by faster, less inhumane methods than glue traps!

Dee C (9)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 7:57 pm
I read recently that rats will avoid oil of peppermint. Seems kinder than using a trap that captures rats as well as rabbits, birds and other unintended targets. Regardless, it's never good for the soul to cause suffering.
Petition signed.

susan w (13)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 8:06 pm
noted and signed....snap traps are the best to get rid of mice and rats.....i don't really like to use them but it seems like the most humane way to rid the house of mice and rats....

Romila Lal (9)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 8:33 pm
This should be stopped.

Michael G (22)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 8:54 pm
Even rats are sentient beings, and deserve to be treated with compassion. Thank you for posting this.

Jassmine F (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 9:25 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I despise glue traps.

Shirley S (187)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 9:52 pm
Signed. SO CRUEL!!!

jennifer t (41)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 10:01 pm
Noted and signed.Stop this barbaric animal cruelty now

Lidia E F (8)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 10:20 pm
Signed and noted.That is one of the most horrible ways to die.Who comes up with those vulgar,ugly ideas.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 10:23 pm
signed and noted

Sunday December 12, 2010, 11:01 pm

papa m (7)
Monday December 13, 2010, 12:13 am
These traps are sold in my country (romania). I can not do anything because law for animals are inexistent, zero. if you have ideas to stop those traps in romania please contact me at

Past Member (0)
Monday December 13, 2010, 12:18 am
Signed. Thank you for posting.

Jitse G. H. (2)
Monday December 13, 2010, 1:00 am
noted and signed

Darlene W (63)
Monday December 13, 2010, 1:25 am
noted, signed, thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday December 13, 2010, 2:23 am
I support this petition.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Monday December 13, 2010, 4:09 am
So I take them off the shelf and kick them under the shelf ...or I push them so far back they can not be reached on the top shelf..I find this more effective than asking folks not to use them..

Marie Therese H (10)
Monday December 13, 2010, 5:16 am
Star Mousi........we are worse vermins than they are.......We are killing all other species and destroying de planet.........What about all the babies you eat everyday..We kill out of meaness, the rat out of hunger........Since the pain of other live creatures leaves you cold, life will send you the exact same amount of pain that you wish on them ......And you won't see me crying!

We call houselves humans with pride.............Yet we are the bottom of the barell
When it come to respect or other specie, when it come to kindnes and ampathy.
The wordd human, does not mean what what we wish it to meant.
Those poor animals would never do the same to us.
Hope that some of us with a spark of real humanity, will rush to help these poor souls.

Lisa Neste (202)
Monday December 13, 2010, 5:42 am
Sad! Signed.

Merv S (5)
Monday December 13, 2010, 6:09 am
The poor little mouse.

Laura H (950)
Monday December 13, 2010, 6:15 am
Noted and signed.
When I see these cruel death traps in a store I talk to the manager. I have been able to get a couple stores to remove them.
I wish they were banned everywhere.

Veronique L (209)
Monday December 13, 2010, 7:26 am
Signed, and forwarded

Gary C (5)
Monday December 13, 2010, 9:15 am
noted and signed thankyou....

Past Member (0)
Monday December 13, 2010, 9:28 am
how disgusting..thank you for bringing this to attention...signed and noted.

Carol H (229)
Monday December 13, 2010, 9:41 am
signed and noted. thanks Simone

Rebecca Stover (33)
Monday December 13, 2010, 10:28 am
Noted, signed and tweeted. These are so cruel. I can't understand how people can use them. They must know how much suffering it causes the animals.Ban these things. Thank you Simone.

Vijay Tankha (28)
Monday December 13, 2010, 11:06 am
Noted and signed. A suggestion, why not keep a whole lot of cats to walk the beat?

marie T (163)
Monday December 13, 2010, 11:21 am
Why doesnt star mouse call themselved tortured mouse it would be more suitable I get so angry when people call any animal vermin rats are very intelligent persecuted animals

Past Member (0)
Monday December 13, 2010, 11:34 am
Star Mousie,

Killing rats doesn't mean need to be humane huh? I ask you, what are you doing here on this site? And why do you use a rodent as an avatar? Signed and noted.

liz meesters (176)
Monday December 13, 2010, 12:21 pm
signed & noted, thanks

Roger G (148)
Monday December 13, 2010, 12:24 pm
the choice is between bubonic plague and saving the rodents, which do you choose ?

Morris G. (18)
Monday December 13, 2010, 1:50 pm
There are very few effective methods to control mice and rats especially in urban situations. Not likely that coyotes (as someone suggested) are going to control mice in apartment buildings. Glue traps are safer than another effective method - poison - and ultimately more humane in my opinion. At least if you want to you can release a mouse from a glue trap (vegetable oil will do the trick). And the glue trap won't harm pets or children - at least not like poison (or indoor coyotes).
These are rodents. They carry disease. They contaminate food. They are not pets. In certain situations their populations have to be controlled. What the heck do you expect people to do? Catch them and relocate them to a deserted island? Put them in rat zoos?

Harry Schneider (43)
Monday December 13, 2010, 2:57 pm
Signed, thanks Simone.

Paula P (4)
Monday December 13, 2010, 3:19 pm

marie T (163)
Monday December 13, 2010, 3:20 pm
Most of us on Care 2 are trying to suggest other methods to keep the population of rats down glue traps are horrific as I said in a previous comment what goes around comes around I am against all traps Good idea to keep the population of people down also. Animals all animals have rights I guess certain people are capable of laying traps whatever the reason I am totally against them and do not know how they can live with the shame

Helle H (21)
Monday December 13, 2010, 4:21 pm
What a disgusting thing to do. No living creature should be killed like that.

S B (1)
Monday December 13, 2010, 5:17 pm
My favorite quote of the day comes from Anne K:
"He who lives by the glue trap must die by the glue trap!"
I would have loved to send you a green star, but since i have no friends i am forbidden(in a creepy 60's horror film voice)
The true heros are those who stand up and fight for the helpless.

Morris G. (18)
Monday December 13, 2010, 6:16 pm
"Most of us on Care 2 are trying to suggest other methods to keep the population of rats down "
Really? I am still waiting to see someone post a realistic method for keeping the population of rats down in urban areas.
So far we have:
coyotes (small ones that don't eat kids and can fit inside the walls I suppose?)
birth control (pills, patches, or condoms?)
cats (an urban problem in of itself)
catch and release traps (I guess you release them on the Rat Wilderness Area?)

Lets see. What other "realistic" methods are yet to be suggested?
Everyone could catch and keep as a pet an eagle or a large hawk.
We could release thousands of pythons across cities.
We could trap them, put flea collars on them, teach them to roll over and bring in the newspaper.
We could teach them abstinence only sex education.
Did I miss any?

Melissah C (389)
Monday December 13, 2010, 8:59 pm

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 12:47 am
Signed with sadness :((

Paul Carter Block (28)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 2:02 am
Rats and mice and all the other demonised "vermin" are an essential part of a functioning ecosystem. And, where you have profligate humans in all their wasteful glory, you will also have rodents picking up the pieces that we so carelessly leave behind. I worked on a farm many years ago where rats had free access to a grain store. Never have I seen such sleek and well-fed beasts. With more food than they could hope to eat in a dozen lifetimes and no effort required to secure it, they dragged their bloated bellies around the yard without a care in the world and even the local feral moggies dared not approach them. They reminded me of people in so many ways: wheezy, gluttonous, smug and obese. We despise them because they are too much like ourselves - tenacious, resourceful and they leave a stinking mess behind them. Good luck to rats, I say. You are short-listed to replace H.sapiens as the dominant species; I hope you make a better fist of it than we have.

marie T (163)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 3:40 am
Morris did any one ever tell you sarcasm is the lowest form of wit there is nothing funny about this thread please don"t insult us.
Thank you Paul block green star on the way you got a genuine smile out of me on this dreadfully sad thread

Morris G. (18)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 11:53 am
So Marie, all funniness aside, what are they supposed to do about rat and mice infestations?
Seems like everyone is against using glue traps. Fine by me. I don't have a glue trap franchise. But what do you suggest they use instead? If you are going to petition to get rid of one method, shouldn't you have an alternative?

marie T (163)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 5:23 pm
Dear Morris I thought the idea of this thread was to try and come up with something I admit so far we are getting nowhere but Rome was not built in a day we have to start somewhere and we can not give up no animal should die a torturous death I know you will think this crazy but a friend of mine has a rat called Ratigan a big fat black fellow who comes when you call him and lives in a kennel when I first met her I thought she was mad but it is incredible what love and CARING can do. Lets not forget what cats were like at one time and now they are family pets. I do not believe in killing any animal I know that is unrealistic in todays world (Mostly Russians Italians and Spanish are parading around London covered in dead animal skins very few British) but please please lets all put our heads together and try and think of a kinder way than horrendous glue traps can you think of any worse way to die than tearing your body to pieces it can take hours to die. You seem to be an intelligent man surely you can help us Thank you Morris

Anna Clayton (4)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 7:30 pm
I have never heard of a glue trap before; thank you for bringing this issue to light. Signed and noted.

Sandy G (35)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 11:14 pm
Gladly signed!

emilia Boccagna (15)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 12:42 pm

Dianne D (490)
Thursday December 16, 2010, 11:14 am
Petition signed Dec. 13th.

Jacqueline Lavanchy (42)
Thursday December 16, 2010, 5:06 pm
Signed. Let's see the problem the other way round.Instead of fighting against,let's learn to live together, there's enough room under the sun for all of us, if only we would try to change our point of view. Fighting against is bound to fail, learning to cohabitate is intelligent and full of very down to earth solutions, but we never took that option. I hope we will soon. Hey NYC, I've got some ideas!!

Animae C (509)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 3:43 am
Sioux, You signed on December 12, 2010.
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