Is fur an ethical clothing choice?

Is fur an ethical clothing choice?

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Many factors influence whether a particular clothing choice may be considered to be ethically or morally acceptable.  They include: the…
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Are animals skinned alive for fur?

Are animals skinned alive for fur?

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  Absolutely not. The only “evidence” for this often repeated claim is a horrific video on the internet. Produced by…
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Does trapping endanger species?

Does trapping endanger species?

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  Ryan & Minette Kole, trappers (British Columbia, Canada): That’s pretty well impossible with today’s strict, government-regulated trapping seasons and…
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How are fur animals trapped in the wild?

How are fur animals trapped in the wild?

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Two main types of trapping system are used in North America: quick-killing traps and restraining traps (live-capture). Quick-killing systems: From…
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Are steel-jawed leghold traps still used in North America?

Are steel-jawed leghold traps still used in North America?

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  Traditional steel-jawed foothold or leghold traps with jagged metal “teeth” have not been used in North America for many…
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Why do we need foothold traps?

Why do we need foothold traps?

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  While quick-killing traps are still usually preferable, from a humane perspective (because no wild animal wants to be restrained),…
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Are foothold traps humane?

Are foothold traps humane?

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Historically, leg-holding devices were used to trap animals and many were not considered humane; steel leghold traps were known to…
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How are trapped animals killed?

How are trapped animals killed?

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  Most wild furbearers – over 90 per cent, in Canada – are now killed virtually instantly in quick-killing traps….
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How do we know only targeted animals are captured?

How do we know only targeted animals are captured?

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  Modern trappers have a range of techniques to ensure that only the furbearing animals they are targeting will be…
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What happens to the rest of the trapped animal after the fur has been taken?

What happens to the rest of the trapped animal after the fur has been taken?

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  For aboriginal and other trappers living far from urban centers, beaver and other wild furbearers provide food as well…
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Why do we still need trapping? Can’t nature take care of itself?

Why do we still need trapping? Can’t nature take care of itself?

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  I can understand why some people might think that, especially if they are not aware of how profoundly we…
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Are furbearers trapped only for their fur?

Are furbearers trapped only for their fur?

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  Trapping would be important even if no one wanted fur; regulated trapping is now an essential element of responsible…
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