Where does one draw the line when killing pest animals? The general consensus is that cruelty or torturous activity to animals is unacceptable yet we use glue traps which literally torture anything caught in them. Then, as some kind of excuse because they’re “just a pest” – you have people throwing them stuck on glue into the bin, still alive. Or you have people poking or prodding them with spoons, hurting them even more and laughing about it.
Where is the line drawn between pest control and blatant cruelty?
This sort of behaviour is what I am referring to.
byderule – cats don’t know the difference between right and wrong, nor know the concenquences of their actions. You can’t compare them to humans because what we can do is have intentional malice.
impstout2 – glue traps have been banned in a lot of countries, and are notoriously inhumane. This method of pest control is unacceptable because of the unnecessary cruelty.
Answer: The video shows both pest control and abuse.
Just because someone uses a perfectly useful tool for catching vermin, and then abuses the vermin does not mean the tool is the problem. Heck they could have caught the mice with a net and abused them also. Mice are a serious problem. All mice that come into you home should be killed. They carry disease, are very destructive and breed rapidly. A good old snap trap works best . In most cases they die quickly. The glue trap in the vid was not torturing the mice the people were.
Using the argument that the device is responsible therefore it needs to be banned could be used to ban just about anything!
I think a long chain of emails to the authors of the Vid would get their attention.