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    December 20, 2022
    Two robins die after getting stuck on glue trap designed to catch mice

    Two robins have died after they became stuck on a glue trap thought to be left out to catch mice or rats.To get more news about Rat Glue Board, you can visit official website.

    A horrified passer-by rushed the two tiny birds to a wildlife rescue centre after finding them in a distressed state in Lydiard Millicent, Wilts., on Wednesday.

    Staff at the RSPCA North Wiltshire Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre managed to free both robins from the sticky boards using coconut oil and butter, but they both later died as a result of their suffering.

    Images released by the animal charity show the birds stuck breast down on the cardboard, and coated in glue once they had been released.Anj Saunders, from the specialist wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility, said: “We managed to get them off the trap using coconut oil and butter, and tried our best to get the sticky glue off the feathers.

    “We’d really hoped they’d survive but sadly they both died as a result of what they’d suffered.“We urge people not to use these horrible traps and, instead, to please investigate humane methods of deterring rodents to avoid any animal suffering the way these robins did."

    Glue traps - also known as ‘glue boards’ or ‘sticky boards’ - consist of a sheet of cardboard, plastic or wood coated with non-drying adhesive.

    An RSPCA spokesperson said in a statement: "The RSPCA is opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all glue traps because they cause unacceptable suffering to both the target species and other non-target species which fall victim to them.

    "Unfortunately, it is legal to use them to catch rats and mice."

    It is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to intentionally catch, kill or injure wild birds using glue traps.

    The spokesman added: "Anyone using these traps should take precautions to prevent causing death or injury to any non-target animals as these traps are indiscriminate."

    RSPCA scientific officer, Evie Button, said said of the devices: “They are totally indiscriminate in what they catch, ensnaring wild animals like birds and even pets.