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Online shopping website Fruugo thanked for removing glue traps
06 June 2014

Online shopping website, Fruugo, has been thanked by ICABS for removing glue traps from sale.

The cruel traps were taken off its Irish website when the company was alerted to the fact that they are illegal here.

After being told about the suffering caused to animals caught in the traps, Fruugo admirably went one step further and "removed these products from all Fruugo territories".

The company's speedy and compassionate response to our appeal will save mice, rats and other creatures from terrible suffering. Animals caught in glue traps have been known to chew off their own limbs in a futile effort to escape. Others die of starvation or dehydration or suffocate when their faces become stuck to the glue.

Fruugo's global marketplace currently lists over a million products from retailers across Europe. Find out more at


Please visit your local hardware stores, discount shops, pet supply outlets, builder provider stores, etc to make sure that these illegal traps are not being sold. If you spot glue traps (also known as glue boards) for sale, please contact ICABS immediately with the details and we will pass them on to the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Also, if you are aware of any company using glue traps, please get in touch with us now.


Appeal to the UK government to follow Ireland's example and urgently introduce a ban on glue traps.

Please write now to:

Minister of State
Department of Environment, Farm and Rural Affairs
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JA



Appeal to Amazon to stop allowing the sale of glue traps on its website.

Email from: website
Tel: 0800 496 1081 or +44 (0)207 084 7911 (UK)

Email from: website
Tel: 00 1-206-266-2992 (USA)

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below)

Dear Amazon,

I am writing to urge you to please show compassion and stop the sale of glue traps from your websites. Glue traps are incredibly cruel and cause much suffering to trapped creatures.

Thank you. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,


Find out more on our Keep illegal animal traps out of Ireland page.

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