Cat’s horrific injuries and suffering cause charity to issue warning about glue traps

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A cat’s horrific injuries and suffering from a glue trap have caused an animal welfare charity to issue a warning about the pest-control devices. According to The Independent, a black and white cat, dubbed Miles, was found in a London alley with four of the ultra-sticky glue traps adhered to his body. Miles suffered horrific injuries and had to be humanely euthanized.

RSPCA inspector Nicole Broster said:

“This poor cat was in an extreme amount of pain from his horrific injuries and he was very scared and frightened. This is the worst glue trap incident I have ever seen and dealt with.”

Broster commented on the traps themselves, saying that they are:

“cruel, horrendous and completely unnecessary.”

Glue boards, or traps, are covered in ultra-sticky adhesive. Animals that get stuck on them suffer a slow, painful death – though the intended target may be mice or rats – cats, birds and other benign creatures can also get stuck and die.

RSPCA’s scientific officer Evie Button stated:

“We’re opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all glue traps because they cause unacceptable suffering and are totally indiscriminate in what they catch, ensnaring wild animals like birds and even pets.

(Image of Miles via RSPCA)

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