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New trap release videos for dog owners

Numerous dogs have been injured, maimed and even killed by common traps across Canada this trapping season. And we’ve had enough. In addition to our work petitioning governments to update laws, as well as calling on the media to report on this crisis, we’ve created two new trap release videos ...
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Metro Vancouver: Canada Goose isn’t news

We know that coyote fur trim means cruelty. We’ve seen the harrowing damage leg-hold and body-gripping traps can cause. We understand the suffering that’s behind every Canada Goose parka. Now we need Metro Vancouver to know that, too. In a front-page-teased article, reporter Melissa Dunne (whose past articles have been ...
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Naturalist’s program ideal for those looking to move on from trapping

A fascinating outdoors program being run by a naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park could be the framework for trappers looking to put their skills to more ethical use. The Huntsville Forester reported on the program being organized by Nature Trails’ Robin Tapley. “One of the region’s most experienced naturalists is ...
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Coyote woes are prompted by human behaviour

Throughout much of Ontario there are emails, texts and news reports of coyotes causing woes to humans. But what’s hard to keep in mind – and get into the messaging – is that it’s actually humans causing woes for coyotes. There are typically two types of incidents that draw attention ...
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Mystery at the Lost Lagoon

The Stanley Park Ecology Society has a whodunit to solve: someone keeps removing wire wrapping from trees and tossing it in a pond. According to the CBC , the society has wrapped several trees around Lost Lagoon (a perfect name for a mystery) to protect them from beavers – a ...
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How many more must be injured or killed?

Across Canada domestic dogs are being maimed by legal traps set to capture or kill wild fur-bearing animals. This is not new, nor is the unfortunate reaction of many. "He should have been on a leash," some observe. "If he wasn't roaming it wouldn't have happened," say others. But the ...
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Episode 212: Dam Builders

From the name of a winter pastry to the back of our five cent piece, the beaver is everywhere in Canada. But few people know the true history of beavers – that they were nearly wiped out by trapping; that they play an integral role in our ecosystems; and that ...
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ACTION ALERT: Wolves in Western Canada need your help

Adding to the upsetting news that the government of Alberta will likely expand their wolf cull , the British Columbia government has announced they will begin an aerial assault on the vital predators in a last-ditch effort to protect endangered caribou herds. In both Alberta and BC scientists have shown ...
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ACTION ALERT: Warning to dog owners after dogs caught in PEI snares

A woman from Prince Edward Island is glad her dogs are alive – but that came after a frantic 30-hour search ended only when a trapper discovered them in snares. According to the CBC , Patricia Oulton was working in her barn with her bull mastiff Boss and Jack Russell ...
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Free Press fashion critic nails it: do men want to be cavemen?

They say fur is back. We say fur is on the way out. And a fashion columnist with the Detroit Free Press nailed the whole thing up when it comes to men wearing fur: “Lumbering toward me: Bigfoot,” wrote columnist Georgea Kovanis . “OMG, I thought, as I reached into ...
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