News releases


April 13, 2021
Amhertsburg cat maimed by trap

March 18, 2021
Reward: WestVan raccoon found dragging trap

January 5, 2021
$1000 reward offered in Pitt Meadows poaching incident


December 6, 2020
Calls for change as coronavirus lands in B.C. mink farm

November 16, 2020:
Billboards put spotlight on BC trapping issues

August 27, 2020:
$1,000 Reward issued to find person(s) responsible for maimed raccoon

August 24, 2020:
$1,000 reward offered to aid investigation of black bear poaching

August 4, 2020:
Illegal trap tortures Richmond skunk

July 10, 2020:
Advocacy group warns of distributing trend of trapping cruelty

June 10, 2020:
Reward for poaching conviction

May 26, 2020:
Delta raccoon tortured by trap; reward up to $3,000

May 25, 2020:
Reward increases in Delta raccoon case

May 22, 2020:
Open Letter regarding COVID-19 and mink farms in BC

May 22, 2020:
Skinned beaver in Richmond prompts reward

May 22, 2020:
Raccoon “degloved” by Delta trap

May 1, 2020:
Reward offered for death of black bear

April 26, 2020:
Mink farms could be transmission point for COVID-19

April 22, 2020:
Reward issued in Pemberton poisoning case

March 31, 2020:
Pregnant fox found dragging leg-hold trap

March 24, 2020:
#StashYourTrash to protect wildlife and communities

January 2, 2020:
Reward offered in Beaverdell skinned animal case


December 11, 2019:
Trapped wildlife incidents double in two years 
(photo 1 | photo 2 – GRAPHIC CONTENT)

October 25, 2019:
Federal Trade Commission complaint filed about Canada Goose’s ‘ethical sourcing’ claims (attachment)

August 26, 2019:
Non-profit warning Langley residents after second raccoon injured by trap 

August 16, 2019:
Raccoon maimed by trap in Langley neighbourhood

July 31, 2019:
Statement On Coquitlam Bear Killings and Arrests

July 16, 2019:
Open Letter to Minister George Heyman regarding attractant management enforcement

June 24, 2019:
Family pet grievously injured by another Ladner-area trap

May 30, 2019:
We can do better for BC’s black bears

May 6, 2019:
Open letter to City of Delta Council regarding traps

May 6, 2019:
Raccoon tortured by foot-hold trap in Delta

April 24, 2019:
Letter to Salmon Arm Council regarding snares

April 24, 2019:
Reward offered in strychnine investigation


November 28, 2018:
Dogs continue to die in traps while government does nothing

October 25, 2018:
Complaint to the COS regarding death of mother bear

October 22, 2018:
Reward in death of bear family increased to $5100

October 18, 2018:
Raccoon found in Richmond caught in leg-hold trap

October 12, 2018:
Bear family killed:
community increases reward to $2,500

October 5, 2018:
$1,000 reward offered to aid investigation of deaths of bear family

September 19, 2018:
Raccoon mangled by trap:
reward for information issued  

September 10, 2018:
Non-profit takes wildlife killing authority question to highest level

September 2, 2018:
$1,000 reward issued in skunk mutilation case

July 12, 2018:
City of Cambridge turns to cruel traps

June 12, 2018:
Reward offered in illegal trap case

June 8, 2018:
BC court dismisses non-profit’s appeal

June 5, 2018:
Animal advocates return to court in Conservation Officer Service case

May 3, 2018:
Resident increases reward in case of beaver shot by arrows

April 30, 2018:
The Fur-Bearers want justice for beaver struck by multiple arrows

April 17, 2018:
Traps cause suffering and don’t solve problems with local wildlife

February 13, 2018:
Open Letter to Minister Doug Donaldson

January 5, 2018:
Non-profit appeals court’s ruling on Conservation Officer Service case

December 20, 2017:
Port Moody beaver plan leaves baby beaver dead

November 21, 2017:
Province in court to defend bear killing this week

October 24, 2017:
Action must be taken on injured bear cub

August 10, 2017:
Raccoon severely burned in Barrie

     Barrie Police press release

August 8, 2017:
Lawfulness of bear cub killing challenged (attached timeline)

June 8th, 2017:
$1,000 offered to find, convict wolf poisoner in East Kootenay

June 5th, 2017:
Raccoon injured by trap found near popular Abbotsford park

May 23rd, 2017:
Reward offered in case of snared and injured otter

May 17th, 2017:
$1,000 reward offered in case of tortured muskrat

May 8th, 2017:
$1,000 reward offered in Maple Ridge raccoon investigation

May 5th, 2017:
Open Letter:
Will fur-free option be provided to Ministry staff?

April 7th, 2017:
Non-profit questions when helping an animal is a crime


December 13th, 2016:
Buyer beware:
avoiding real fur isn’t as easy as reading labels

December 1st, 2016:
Grizzly trophy hunt could swing voters, survey shows

December 1st, 2016:
Protect families and pets with trapping policy updates

October 20th, 2016:
Open letter to Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson

September 19th, 2016:
Trudeau government to allow dog and cat fur into Canada

August 31st, 2016:
Open letter to Minister of Environment Mary Polak

August 24th, 2016:
Wildlife advocates appalled by trapped skunk found in South Van

August 17th, 2016:
Trap causes horrific injury to beloved pet

June 1st, 2016:
Wildlife group outraged by injured raccoon

May 20th, 2016:
Goose injured by trap on golf course spurs ongoing calls for change

May 18th, 2016:
Advocacy group supports fur farm legislation

April 21st, 2016:
Beaver ‘derby’ slammed by national group

March 2nd, 2016:
Canadians Support Erskine-Smith’s Bill C-246

January 26th, 2016:
Conservation groups rally residents to comment on trophy hunting proposals

January 19th, 2016:
Petition to ban dog and cat fur goes live on Parliamentary site

January 14th, 2016:
Pets maimed and killed while government “reviews” policies

January 5th, 2016:
Blood sport of coyote killing contests must end today


December 21st, 2015:
Open letter:
if you can’t change wildlife behaviour, change your own

December 2nd, 2015:
Officials aware of nearly 100 trapped pet deaths since 2003

November 23th, 2015:
Wildlife protection group partners with new Canadian clothing company

October 20th, 2015:
Officer runs over coyote multiple times:
cruelty investigation demanded

September 11th, 2015:
Grizzly killers must be identified and investigated

August 13th, 2015:
Family cat caught in leg-hold trap

August 5th, 2015:
Trend continues:
juvenile skunk left in trap

August 5th, 2015:
Air Canada needs to bring trophy hunt message home

July 22nd, 2015:
Animals suffering in cruel traps in Peterborough

July 20th, 2015:
Reward offered after cruel attempt to kill baby skunk

July 8th, 2015:
Open letter to Minister of Environment Mary Polak

June 25th, 2015:
Let wildlife be wild this summer

April 7th, 2015:
Open letter to Minister of Finance Joe Oliver

March 17th, 2015:Raccoon injured by leg-hold traps in Vancouver

March 5th, 2015:
Protest, petition in works to remove Canada Goose exec from conference

February 18th, 2015:
‘About time’ MNR considers trapping regulation changes

December 24th, 2014:
Five dogs trapped in one month

December 22nd, 2014:
Rash of trapped dogs prompts warning from advocates

November 25th, 2014:
Christmas buyers beware:
Canadian women saying no to fur

November 13th, 2014:
Animal advocacy group files formal complaints against NS fur farmers

October 30th, 2014:
Shocking Canadian fur farm footage revealed

September 30, 2014:
Advocacy group disgusted with government’s RCMP hat reversal

September 25, 2014:
RCMP replaces muskrat fur hat in cold-weather conditions

August 19, 2014:
Ford’s raccoon rant misses target

August 6, 2014:
Pull plug on fur farms before water unusable, advocates say

July 30, 2014:
Open Letter:
National animal advocacy group offers to protect beavers and infrastructure

July 28, 2014:
Open Letter to City of Calgary:
Trapping is not a long-term solution

July 24, 2014:
Advocates slam APP extension to fur farms

July 15, 2014:
Wildlife at risk from common snap traps

July 14, 2014:
Windsor skunk program a horrendous failure

July 7, 2014:
Nova Scotia needs to go to summer school on biology

June 24, 2014:
“Nuisance” wildlife removal – buyer beware

June 20, 2014:
Trapping regulations must be updated for public safety

June 15, 2014:
Cat caught by leg-hold reignites call for ban

June 4, 2014:
Advocates offer reward in cat-trapping case

May 22, 2014:
Citizens say it’s time for action on skunk plan

May 16, 2014:
New trapping regs ignore concerns of citizens

May 5, 2014:
Learn to co-exist with wildlife at Discover Dogs event

April 29, 2014:
Advocacy group calls for an end to trapping in Hamilton

April 28, 2014:
Harrowing Easter weekend for Calgary rabbit

April 23, 2014:
Coyotes and coons and bears – oh my!

April 3, 2014:
Celebrating wildlife in Calgary

February 10, 2014:
Meet the face of fur trim

February 3, 2014:
Time for change:
snare nearly severs wolf’s leg

January 12, 2014:
Tortured raccoon shows need for change


November 29, 2013:
Animal advocates to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources

November 27, 2013:
Media Invite:
Changing the face of wildlife control in Toronto

November 20, 2013:
Non-profits offer solutions to Oak Bay residents


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