Trapped In The Past
In partnership with Exposed Wildlife Conservancy, The Fur-Bearers, are pleased to present Parts One and Two of the Trapped in the Past documentary series.
Part One focuses on killing neck snares, diving deep into the science and the ethics behind this cruel and archaic trapping device that is still used in Canada and much of the U.S. despite being banned in more than 85 countries worldwide. This episode also unravels commercial trapping regulations and answers the questions: who is trapping and why?
Part Two explores Canada’s history with the trapping industry, its place in today’s society, and the economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability of trapping. After this episode, you will be able to answer the question: does commercial trapping have a place in today’s society?
Trapping in Canada
Commercial and recreational trapping is practiced throughout Canada, resulting in extreme pain and death for the unfortunate wild animals who become caught in them. It is well-documented that the traps used in Canada are inhumane and cause immense suffering for wild animals. These animals’ lives are cruelly taken because their pelts have value in the commercial fur trade, their fur used for luxury fashion products and unnecessary items like key chains or fur trim. Click here to learn more about trapping in Canada.
Use the form below to send a letter directly to your provincial representative. If you live outside of Canada, we encourage you to contact the federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault to let them know your concerns with visiting Canada while trapping is legal. You can email them at email@example.com and use the copy from the letter below.