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Democratic Reps Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu Go All-In On Protecting Rats

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Congressman Ted Lieu and Congressman Adam Schiff, both Democrats from California, have introduced the Glue Trap Prohibition Act, aiming to ban the use of glue traps to catch rodents.

The bill highlights the inhumane treatment of rodents and unintended capture of other animals, receiving endorsements from animal protection organizations.

Critics argue that the government should focus on more pressing issues, such as inflation and border security, rather than legislating on rodent control.

“There are numerous other ways to trap small animals that don’t prolong their suffering. As a proud member of the Animal Protection Caucus, I’m pleased to introduce this bill to stop the needless suffering of these animals,” Lieu wrote.

“The Glue Trap Prohibition Act has been endorsed by PETA, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and the Humane Society of the United States,” Lieu’s press release read.

“This crucial legislation can help protect vulnerable species of wildlife and save tens of thousands of small animals each year from being injured, permanently disabled, and killed by dehydration, injury or starvation in these primitive, cruel traps,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said.

The bill has sparked debate and ridicule, with some suggesting using large glue traps around Capitol Hill and the southern border.

“Any animal, be it the intended target or a beloved family pet, can be caught in the trap and suffer a slow death by starvation or suffocation. Humane alternatives exist. It’s time that the United States join the growing number of countries that have prohibited these outdated and unethical devices,” Dr. James Jensvold said.

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