Does trapping of wildlife endanger species? Truth About Fur asked Ryan and Minette Kole, certified nurses and trappers from British Columbia, Canada:
“That’s pretty well impossible with today’s strict, government-regulated trapping seasons and other rules.
“As trappers, our goal is to maintain stable and healthy wildlife populations; we don’t want to deplete our own resource – that would put us out of business!
“The real threat to wildlife today is not regulated hunting or trapping, it is the destruction of the wilderness areas by industrial activity – and trappers are the ones who are out there monitoring what’s really happening out in the bush, sounding the alarm and working with logging companies and government to protect that natural habitat.”
Read an in-depth interview with Ryan and Minette on the Truth About Fur website, plus many more questions and answers about the North American fur trade, including:
- What types of fur are used in the fur trade?
- Is it morally wrong to raise animals just for their fur?
- What happens to the rest of a trapped animal when the fur is taken?
- Why is a fur coat expensive?
- How are farmed mink killed?
- How can we be sure that farmed mink are treated humanely in the United States?
- Why do we need foothold traps?
- How do we know only targeted animals are captured?
- Are the chemicals used for fur processing bad for the environment?
- … and many more.