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Urge Ortho to Stop Selling Cruel Mousetrap

Despite numerous complaints from horrified customers, lawn-and-garden giant Ortho (part of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company) continues to sell the Kill & Contain Mousetrap! Mice trapped in these cruel devices are flipped upside down into a tiny chamber and may suffer for hours, even days, before dying.

Ortho advertisements claim that the Kill & Contain trap is "guaranteed" to kill trapped mice and tells customers to throw away the traps without checking them. The misleading ads mean that customers who buy the traps may not realize when they are throwing live, terrified animals in the trash, leaving them to die slowly from painful injuries, suffocation, or starvation and dehydration. Complaints to PETA and those posted on the Scotts Web site describe mice who were crying out from inside the traps and mice who struggled pitifully to escape after their legs and backs had been broken by the Kill & Contain trap. When PETA caseworkers called Scotts Miracle-Gro about the trap, we were told that it was designed to kill the animals gradually—by suffocating them or forcing them to die from thirst! We were also instructed to throw traps away with the live animals inside.

Please take a moment to write to the chairperson and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro urging him to immediately discontinue the Kill & Contain traps.


  • James Hagedorn


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