March 25, 2023
  • Himachal Pradesh government has prohibited the manufacture, sale, and use of glue traps for catching rats, rodents, small reptiles and birds with immediate effect.
  • The notification cites Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act,1960, that prohibits causing unnecessary pain and suffering to animals and it also emphasises the indiscriminate nature of glue traps, which ensnare not only rodents but also “non-target” animals, including birds, squirrels, reptiles and frogs.
  • In its appeal, PETA India had requested that the state government to take immediate steps to implement circulars issued by the Animal Welfare Board of India advising that glue traps be prohibited.
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