Positive Language for Trappers, Sealers in Latest Biodiversity Targets

Positive Language for Trappers, Sealers in Latest Biodiversity Targets

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When it comes to environmental treaties, nothing grabs news headlines these days like those addressing climate change, but there are…
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PETA’s Golden Goose: Is It Serious About Ending Bearskins?

PETA’s Golden Goose: Is It Serious About Ending Bearskins?

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Like any advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thrives on media attention, and when a campaign…
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Ontario Trappers’ Public Education Campaign Off to Strong Start

Ontario Trappers’ Public Education Campaign Off to Strong Start

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A billboard campaign by Ontario trappers to raise public appreciation of their role in wildlife management has so far been…
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Fur Fights Back: Ontario Trappers Launch New Public Education Campaign

Fur Fights Back: Ontario Trappers Launch New Public Education Campaign

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Hoping that trapping associations across Canada will be inspired to follow suit, the Ontario Fur Managers Federation (OFMF) is launching…
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Doug Chiasson: What Does the Fur Institute’s New ED Bring to the Table?

Doug Chiasson: What Does the Fur Institute’s New ED Bring to the Table?

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Last April 4, Doug Chiasson assumed the post of executive director of the Fur Institute of Canada, an independent entity founded…
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How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

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In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, social and cultural psychologist…
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Trapline Tales: Ramblings from a Lifetime of Trapping

Trapline Tales: Ramblings from a Lifetime of Trapping

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Looking back on a lifetime of trapping, I am reminded of some sticky and downright hilarious situations I have gotten…
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Are Researchers Just Looking for More Algonquin Wolves? If So, Why?

Are Researchers Just Looking for More Algonquin Wolves? If So, Why?

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In the Algoma Highlands of Northern Ontario, a group of retired local researchers are trying to trap, tag and collect…
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Furmark Ambassadors Report on Certification Program’s Reception

Furmark Ambassadors Report on Certification Program’s Reception

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The International Fur Federation (IFF) has appointed a range of fur industry “Ambassadors” as well as retained the services of…
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Canada Goose Retreats from Fur. We Should All Worry, Not Just Trappers

Canada Goose Retreats from Fur. We Should All Worry, Not Just Trappers

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The recent news that Canada Goose would stop trimming the hoods of its performance parkas with coyote fur by the…
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Making Fur Clothing Available in Different Ways

Making Fur Clothing Available in Different Ways

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I’ve loved fur clothing since I was a little girl, as well as animals. I was very lucky because my parents…
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A View from the Ivory Tower

A View from the Ivory Tower

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Pierre-Yves Daoust is a professor emeritus and adjunct professor of pathology and microbiology at the University of Prince Edward Island,…
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