Trapping seasons are open – here’s how to help wildlife

Canada lynx are one of the many fur-bearing animals that are trapped and killed for their fur across Canada.
As trapping seasons open across Canada this fall, we’re drawing attention to the risks and harms caused by commercial and recreational trapping. Fur-bearing animals are trapped and killed for their fur from coast to coast, their fur used in luxury fashion products that no one needs. We need your help to keep a spotlight on the commercial fur trade and inform the public about the dangers that lurk in outdoor spaces.
With your support, we conducted original research this year that examined the phenomenon of dogs and cats being caught in traps in Canada and raised the issue to government. We recently released an educational video to show Canadians how to release their dog or cat from a wildlife trap in an emergency. And after the extreme fires and droughts of this year, we can see how the commercial fur trade negatively impacts entire ecosystems. This fall, we called on the BC government to end the commercial trapping of beavers as they keep water on the land and play a critical role in fighting the climate crisis.
Of course, the ones who suffer most from traps are the fur-bearing animals who are tragically caught and killed by these devices. We’ll continue to shine a spotlight on the most commonly used traps in Canada this trapping season and continue advocating for change.

How you can help

Do you want to protect fur-bearing animals against trapping and other cruel practices, but don’t know where to begin? Help The Fur-Bearers continue our campaigns against commercial and recreational trapping and advocate for fur-bearing animals across Canada by joining The Defenders! For as little as $10/month, you can help save animal lives and make a difference today and into the future. Your support makes our important work possible. Use the secure form below to become a monthly Defender! Monthly donations of all amounts are eligible for Canadian charitable tax receipts.

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Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.


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Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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