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.