BC Government open to trapping reforms

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British Columbia’s Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Nathan Cullen, has signaled that the province is willing to discuss trapping reforms like warning signs. His comments were made in a CTV News story after yet another dog in BC became seriously injured by a trap.

"If signage would help, if other measures that we could take as a province would help, we're willing to work with the municipalities, communities, animal groups, to (find out) what would be required to make this better for people."

Minister Cullen statement to CTV News (February 27, 2024)

Watch the full CTV video below:

The Fur-Bearers has advocated for stronger trapping regulations in British Columbia for several years including mandatory warning signs, ID tags, setbacks, and other measures that would protect the public from the dangers of trapping. We commend Minister Cullen’s openness to look into this issue and work with groups to finally take action on trapping.

Minister Cullen’s statement is in response to the story of Pearl, an Anatolian Shepard who lost her leg after days trapped in a leg-hold trap in Northern BC.

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To add your voice and ensure that the BC government commits to bringing in trapping changes, use the letter below to send an email to BC Premier David Eby, Bruce Ralston (Minister of Forests), Nathan Cullen (Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship), and your MLA. Supporters outside of Canada can contact the BC Premier at premier@gov.bc.ca.

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