The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals

3,327 Supporters

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) has the distinction of being one of the oldest animal protection groups in Canada. Since 1953, APFA (also known as Fur-Bearer Defenders) has been working to end the commercial fur trade. We also provide practical hands-on assistance to municipalities across Canada seeking to minimize human-wildlife conflicts, particularly related to beavers and coyotes. A dedicated volunteer Board of Directors manages our society and our work is entirely supported by donations.

Started 2 petitions

Petitioning Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada

End the transportation of Canadian wildlife trophies

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed in trophy hunts right here in Canada. Air Canada has stated that they will join other airlines in prohibiting the transportation of several types of wildlife trophies from Africa following the killing of the protected lion Cecil. But Air Canada can make their message felt more directly – and have a larger impact for the wild animals and environment of our country – if they make such prohibitions for animals killed in Canada.  

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
1,993 supporters
Petitioning Mayor Nenshi

Ban the use of body-gripping traps in the City of Calgary

Every year, domestic animals and non-target species are being caught in body-gripping traps (including leg-hold, Conibear and snares) and such traps are inhumane by their very nature and can lead to devastating pain and suffering of animals. Trapping is an unnecessary attempt to control wildlife populations and to support an unnecessary and irrelevant industry. Better, truly humane alternatives exist to prevent conflict and promote co-existence. Please introduce policy to ban the use of all body-gripping traps (including leg-hold, Conibear and snare-type traps) and support co-existence strategies that are based on the best available scientific practices. The City has the power to do so under the Alberta Municipal Act 2000 (section 7 h). This online, world-wide petition is in support of a paper petition also available for residents of the City of Calgary.

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
1,334 supporters