I wanted your thoughts about the use of glue traps. We've had a bit of a mouse issue over the past week, we tried snap traps but they did not work. So my brother got these traps with glue on them. What I saw, I was not expecting! We caught three overnight - but they were still alive. Bleeding, legs broken, one was trying to chew itself off. Literally! By my estimates they were there overnight, for several hours. I finished them off with a brick to the head, that was the most merciful and humane thing I could do to end their suffering. Apparently they're banned in Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Other countries are considering to either ban or regulate them. I can sorta understand why. In the wrong hands, they're quite medieval and brutal. And believe me, I did scold my brother for not checking these things more frequently - I would have were I home at the time. Personally, I wouldn't trust the general public with the use of these traps - either used irresponsibly or are indifferent to the suffering. Personally I'd like to see them outlawed with the exception of licensed pest controllers following strict guidelines. I think it's a little disheartening if a trap like this doesn't have at least some kind of regulation. I don't believe any animal should suffer unnecessarily, and should have a quick dispatch as painlessly as possible. For those who do use glue traps, I'm curious to know in your opinion when does it turn from pest control to animal cruelty, and do you have any thoughts of the ethics of using them?