Sometimes the worst thing someone can do is not know what they're doing. Sometimes the most harmful thing someone does is something
that makes it easier not to harm one's self. Sometimes, people buy glue traps.
What's a Glue Trap?
A glue trap is what it sounds like. It is a platform with a sticky adhesive that is used to trap small animals such as mice, rats, and bugs.
They're much more cruel then they sound though. This is why:
Small animals will wonder around the corridors of our lives and come across a dark platform with some of their favorite foods on it. They sniff it, then crawl over the platform. They feel something sticky weighing them down, but they ignore it and go for the food. It's then they realize that they can't reach it.
They try to move so they roll around a bit, only making things worse. They end up lying in their own feces even.
It isn't long before they are smothered in clear glue that traps their mouthes so they slowly starve to death, die of thirst, or if their face is pressed against the ground, they die because of lack of oxygen.
Sometimes, small animals wander there by accident (such as kittens, puppies, etc) and die the same death.
It's a slow, painful death, especially since the trap makes no noise to alert the person who had set it. It's even more terrible if someone forgets where the trap is, is to lazy to clear it, or just ignores it.
Please, in the name of all that is humane, don't buy glue traps!
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