Newport's Westport Properties, which owns more than 60 US Storage facilities in California and eight other states, removed and banned the glue traps from all of its storage properties after PETA notified the company about the cruelty of the traps, PETA announced Thursday. To thank Westport Properties for taking action, PETA is giving the business a Compassionate Company Award and a box of vegan chocolates shaped like mice.
"By removing and banning glue traps, Westport Properties has spared
countless mice, birds, and other small animals a terrifying and painful
end,"" Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA's senior vice-president, said in a released statement.
According to PETA, animals who get caught in the glue traps often break their bones and ripping the flesh, fur, or
feathers off their bodies when trying to get out of the traps.
Some animals also chew off their own limbs to try and break free.
PETA officials said glue traps are ineffective and fail to "address the source of the problem" because more mice will move into the storage facilities to take the place of those who have been killed.
Uncle Bob's Self Storage and Extra Space Storage, as well as a some of the country's banks and other financial institutions, have also stopped using the glue traps, PETA reported.Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest local news.