Animal Husbandry Dept bans use of glue traps to kill rodents


November 23, 2022 | 06:46am IST

Animal Husbandry Dept prohibits the use of sticky traps to kill rodents

Herald of the team

PANJIM: The Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services has issued a circular banning the manufacture, sale and use of cruel sticky traps for rodent control.

The circular also calls for nationwide compliance with the order given the wildlife and other animals that get stuck in these traps and slowly and painfully die.

In the circular, Dr. Agostinho Misquita, Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, that the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) issued a circular dated 4 the sticky trap method causing unnecessary pain and suffering to rodents, in violation of Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 .

The circular was issued following an appeal by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, which had urged the state government to take immediate steps to implement circulars from the Animal Welfare Board of India recommending a ban on sticky traps. Similar circulars have previously been issued by the governments of Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

“The makers and sellers of sticky traps condemn small animals to a terribly slow and agonizing death,” said Farhat Ul Ain, PETA India’s Advocacy Associate, applauding the Goan government for protecting animals, no matter how small, and for doing that she set an example for the whole country which has consequences.