Across the United States, the resurgence of a frontier tradition – commercial fur trapping – is taking a hidden, often grisly toll on wildlife. The activity is legal. It is regulated by state agencies. And for the most part, it doesn’t pose a threat to species’ survival. But it is carried out in ways that often inflict prolonged suffering and capture many species – including mountain lions – by mistake. And much of it is happening on public land, including national forests, even wildlife refuges.
- Roxy’s Law is working! September 19, 2023
- New Mexico animal trapping law receives pushback from trappers May 26, 2023
- Dog survives brink of death run-in with potentially illegal snare April 2, 2023
- ‘He was very close to dying’: Dog owner calls for Quebec ban on leg hold traps March 1, 2023
- In a win for animals, California’s ban on fur officially takes effect January 23, 2023