A string of urban animals injured or killed by traps in Vancouver has led The Fur-Bearers to launch a new trap amnesty program.
Information from wildlife rehabilitators, the Conservation Officer Service, and other witnesses has led us to believe that many of the traps being used and maiming urban wildlife are simply old traps people find in sheds, basements, or at garage sales. And, with a lack of understanding of wildlife conflict and the potential danger of these traps, they are set without knowledge of the potential consequences.
This program is designed to help the animals of Vancouver by removing leg-hold, Conibear, or snare-type traps from homes, and promoting co-existence. When at least one of these types of traps is dropped off at the specified location, the individual will receive information on wildlife co-existence, a list of local humane wildlife removal agencies and emergency services, and a $10 gift card from one of our retail partners.
The first drop off is being run at our own office:
December 6, 2016
11 am to 4 pm
179 W. Broadway (Vancouver)
Gift cards will be limited to one per household that drops off at least one trap.
Wildlife and other animals in our urban areas want the same things we do: a chance to raise their families safely. It’s only fair that we give them that opportunity. Please spread the word, and if you’re interested in contributing to this program or hosting your own drop off, email us at email@example.com.