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New York may ban sticky rodent traps

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New York lawmakers are considering a bill to ban the sale and use of glue traps for rodents. Animal activists consider them cruel because the animals die painfully from starvation, dehydration and exhaustion. The glue causes burns to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes, and the rodents try to get out in desperation, causing injury to themselves. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of the danger of contracting diseases from rodents caught in sticky traps, as captured animals excrete urine, feces and blood that can contain germs that are harmful to humans.


Author: Katerina Orlova