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Compassion is everywhere: even Northern Ontario

Trappers would have you believe that everyone in Northern Ontario likes to trap and hunt wildlife. They say that if you don’t live in these rural areas, you simply couldn’t understand. But one compassionate couple is proving them wrong...
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Scientists capture greenhouse gasses as they enter, warm the atmosphere

If you’ve been an unbeliever, your time is up. A group of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California have definitively shown that carbon dioxide is warming the planet, reports the Seattle Times . “...
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NPR lets down the animals in fur interview

America’s publicly-funded radio station let down the animals in a recent interview with a fashion writer who heralded the use of fur on the runways. NPR, which prides itself on being independent and without corporate overseers, interviewed...
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Your voices heard: MP Libby Davies submits dog and cat fur petitions

Thousands of signatures opposing the importation of dog and cat fur were introduced to the House of Commons last week by MP for Vancouver East Libby Davies . The petitions, which have been signed across the country by our members and supporters,...
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Calgary Herald does good for skunks after culling petition starts

It’s not unusual for people to put up a stink in the early spring, when skunks are starting to look for food and mates. In Calgary, one resident is looking for a lethal solution. Fortunately, the Calgary Herald has done its job and offered a...
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Episode 216: March is coming in like a lion

March is gearing up to come in like a lion for The Fur-Bearers. The ongoing attack on advocacy by the Harper government picked up last week with new claims in the House of Commons, leaked reports from the RCMP and the staggering introduction of bill...
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Radical activists: what is the government really afraid of?

We are radical activists. At least, according to our government we are. Our educational programs, outreach, solution-based co-existence measures and awareness campaigns are a direct threat to Canadians. At least, according to the government, they...
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Tell your Ontario newspaper it’s ‘about time’ trapping regulations were updated

In a surprise statement to the CBC , Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Minster Bill Mauro said he’d be open to looking at trapping regulations following the growth of the No Traps on Trails petition . "It's not, to me, just...
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Financial reports on fur industry catch up with The Fur-Bearers analysis

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business is throwing in the towel for the fur industry in Canada. Looking at economic factors from China and Russia, the two largest purchases of fur, the Globe has noted the future is looking grim for the...
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Baxter ready for adoption, but Nova Scotia laws, supports, need to change

Baxter, an adorable little beagle, is ready for a new home. But he’s one of the lucky few. Western Nova Scotia is the stomping grounds of many abandoned dogs who meet unfortunate fates in the grip of leg-hold traps, Conibears and snares ...
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