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Co-existence and land sharing lead to rise in European wildlife populations

Populations of large carnivores in Europe are not only steady for the first time in a century – but may be rising. Brown bear, wolf, Eurasian lynx and wolverine populations were examined in the study , which involved 26 studies and 76 authors and published in the journal Science . ...
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Will Norway cave on fur farm phase out?

Though a majority of elected representatives in Norway’s parliament asked for a ban on fur farms, a commission is recommending developing the industry sustainably. The move in parliament came after footage from inside the country’s fur farms was aired on television showing seriously grave conditions, including infections, injuries and “questionable ...
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You helped raise over $1,000 for Bella’s treatment and transport

It is with great pride that we’re able to report Bella, the dog whose teeth were severely injured when she was caught in a leg-hold trap , is home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and recovering well. In our conversation with Peg Pelley, Bella’s owner, on Defender Radio , we ...
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Taxpayers to fund $20M bailout of Nova Scotia fur farms

A 60 per cent drop in value and an outbreak of Aleutian disease hitting 75 per cent of fur farms in Nova Scotia has hit the industry hard. But the taxpayers of Nova Scotia are the ones who will be left footing the bill for a dying industry. According to ...
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Canadian leaders losing grasp on wildlife, environmental realities

Eyebrows are raising around the world after what can only be called a disastrous week of disturbing news from Canada’s leaders on issues such as wildlife, endangered species and the environment. ‘Crazy’ to regulate oil industry emissions The week began with the top leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, saying it ...
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Language class raises over $200 with trapped classmate

We were happy to see all the big smiles from an Education First (EF) Canada Vancouver class today! They surprised the Fur-Bearer’s office with a donation of $240, raised by ‘trapping’ one of their classmates and collecting funds to ‘free’ him. Teacher Robert Baker explained that one of the students ...
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Second dead Canada lynx leads to trapping restrictions in Maine

Two federally protected Canada lynx are dead and that means a significant reduction in trapping in northern Maine. The Portland Press Herald is reporting that at least 20 lynx were inadvertently trapped in addition to the two killed this year, requiring emergency policy change prohibiting the use of Conibear (and ...
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Government quick to cash in on beaver image, slow to protect keystone species

A beautiful new $50 coin has been unveiled by the Royal Canadian Mint . The silver coin features a picturesque design by artist Emily Damstra , showing a beaver swimming in a pristine lake. It is sure to be a hit with collectors who, throughout 2014, were able to purchase ...
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Knock on your car's hood to keep animals safe

When Daisy was just a kitten when she was rescued from inside the engine of a truck in Windsor, Ontario. The owner of the truck was completely unaware she was there when he put the key in the ignition. When the truck started, the fan belt broke Daisy’s leg. Her ...
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Episode 209: Bella's story

Last week we told you the story of Bella and the Pelley family of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador. Bella, a five-year-old lab mix, was caught in a terrifying leg-hold trap within the town limits while out for a walk with Peg Pelley and the family’s other dog, Whiskey. Bella ...
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