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trapping occurs in calmost every country of the world. At least 3-5 million fur-bearing animals are trapped annually in Canada, primarily for their skins (pelts), although occasionally for bait and for human, dog and wild animal food. Because of its economic and cultural importance to those who make their living by trapping, and because of the concern for the suffering of the animals, trapping has become a contentious issue. 

Traps are for holding (eg, foot snare, leg-hold, box), or killing (eg, deadfall, neck snare, Conibear, submarine trap). Box holding traps are cumbersome to transport and may cause stress.Some species caught in a leg-hold may bite off a limb or limbs ("wring-off") to escape 

The neck snare may slowly choke the animal to death, as it struggles to escape, or catch around other parts of the body - it can cause gross injuries and protracted suffering. The Conibear trap may not kill quickly if the animal enters it incorrectly or if the closing impact is insufficient. If traps are not visited regularly, animals may suffer from exposure, stress, thirst, starvation, gangrene and predation. Only BC, Ontario, Alberta, NB and PEI require visitation every one to 3 days. To avoid bullet holes in the pelt, a trapper dispatches an animal by clubbing its head, by using a snare on a handle to choke it, or by stamping on its chest.

The federal departments of the Environment and of External Affairs have sponsored papers outlining possible ways of defending the fur trade against anti-fur activists. A strong, government-funded campaign defended the industry using the issue of native rights as a centrepiece. It also emphasized Canada's historical dependence on the fur trade and claimed that trapping maintains nature's balance. The attempt of the pro-fur lobby to "discredit" those who express moral positions in defence of animals is illustrative of the friction generated between the conflicting groups.The Criminal Code of Canada (s402(1)a) states that "Every one commits an offence who wilfully causes or, being the owner, wilfully allows to be caused unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal or bird"; but there is no precedent for it being applied on behalf of wild animals in trapping. A private member's bill (C-208) to amend the Criminal Code (in favour of humane traps) led to evidence being presented in 1977, but the bill was not adopted.

Its not just fur trappers who use in-humane traps on animals. there are those who believe trapping is a form of recreational hunting or pest control.

However these people are setting up hundreds of traps it seems impossible that they can keep an eye on each one often people will forget a trap or lose a trap. Which can lead to an un-needed death of an animal and potentially be dangerous to humans, what if a person were hiking in the woods or hunting and walked upon one of these traps they could incidentally die.

I personally know someone who suffered a lose due to a snare trap. one day while on a walk with her dog in the woods beside her house her dog had got its head caught in a snare someone had places their so close to her house she tried so hard to get the wire free of the dogs neck but sadly it died in her arms. what a terrible thing to go through and i am sure she was thinking what if that were her who stepped there or perhaps her child. Sadly her story is not unique infact it happens too often here is a disturbing warning a Vancouver community received

These traps are cruel and in-humane they are also an endangermment to people and our beloved animals as well as endangered or protected species they need to be banned for once and for all.

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Letter to
animal trappers, Canadian government, wildlife federals
STOP the in-humane animal trapping NOW!!