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Episode 224: The Cowspiracy is real

With Earth Day on the horizon it makes sense to take a step back from fur-bearer-specific issues and look at a subject plaguing the entire planet. What’s interesting, however, is that this issue does, in fact, relate back to fur-bearing...
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Alberta allows continued drilling on endangered caribou habitat

The habitat is being destroyed. The caribou are losing their homes. The wolves are being murdered . All for the sake of a few dollars in the provincial coffers. And a new report has indicated that despite the looming deadline for a caribou recovery...
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ACTION ALERT: Newfoundland mink farmer wants to increase farm size

The government of Newfoundland is accepting feedback on a proposed increase to a mink farm – and the animals need your voice. According to The Telegram , Eagle Ridge Farm Ltd. intends to increase their “breeders” from 300 mink to 3...
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A fed bear is a dead bear: it's time to step up the messaging

Imagine that you drive up to Tim Horton’s every morning for your double-double. You do this for month and months, learning to love the routine. And then one day, when you drive up, you get shot in the face. That’s more or less what...
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$14M donated to wildlife conservation – so animals can be trapped?

The website is full of beautiful images: moose, owls, endangered species and traditional landscapes. Their conservation work is impressive, protecting various habitats and affecting policy. The problem? They’re not entirely up front. The...
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VICTORY: Beavers’ reprieve to continue in Hamilton conservation areas

Hamilton’s beavers can breathe a little easier now that trapping will be considered a last resort rather than an ongoing practice at local conservation areas. The issue arose last year when a resident was out for a walk and came across a...
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‘Extremists’ lead security expert to work for fur industry

America’s fur farms are under siege from armed guerillas, fighting to the death for an ideal. At least, that’s what a security expert working for the fur industry wants the world to think. In an article in the Capital Press – an...
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Nova Scotia invests tax dollars for mink farm research

Nova Scotia is continuing to ignore the issues plaguing their landscape to court the financial possibilities of the fur industry with a $500k investment into research. “Both financially, and with respect to farm management, Aleutian disease...
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Grizzly bears: another fur-bearer on the brink in Alberta

Poaching and other human-caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta are driving down the big predator’s populations – and conservationists are demanding solutions from the province. The CBC has reported that since an annual grizzly hunt...
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Episode 223: Spring Feeding

On this week’s episode we’re focusing on two spring-related topics that come up every year – wildlife feeding and living with bears. In almost every wildlife conflict situation we’ve studied, food is a central issue. Whether...
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