I was awakened at about 2:30 this morning by the sound of a loud bang. Turns out it was the trapdoor slamming shut on my Humane Smart Mousetrap (distributed by PETA), which I had only put out the day before. The mouse that had been nibbling at my pantry foods for days had been caught. So, as I’ve done in the past on other occasions of infestation, I got dressed, took the creature for a walk a fair distance away from my house, and set it free in a nice grassy area.
What better Christmas present could I ever ask for from Rabbi Kringle than the vindication of this non-lethal product — proof that, at least sometimes, it is the easiest thing in the world to deal with other animals without killing them?
A Merry Christmas to all creatures great and small!