I hate this.
Fur season is sadly almost upon us. We cannot ignore the senseless devastation created by this archaic industry. This baby coyote had to be euthanized after trying to chew off his own leg in order to escape the trap meant to hold him until the device’s owner could find and kill him. I’m constantly shocked that in 2013 many “fashionistas” still prioritize their vanity over their values.
Please don’t buy animal skins disguised as apparel, and never be afraid to inform the public about this industry’s atrocities.
This image is not at all representative of fur-trapping as a whole.
The point of this image is to “prove” how “horrible” fur trapping is and how barbaric leg-hold traps are. It’s a bullshit photo and complete misrepresentation.
You may not see it, but anybody well-versed in fur trapping and leghold traps like myself or any trapper on Tumblr can tell right away what the problem here is: There are no swivels on that trap.
It appears that instead of a chain with swivels, the trap was anchored with a thick piece of wire. When wire gets twisted, it bunches up and tangles and eventually you can’t twist it anymore - this is why the coyote’s leg was broken.
You NEED swivels on traps, it is AGAINST THE LAW to place foothold traps that do not have swivels. Some trappers even state that the best trap chain would be one made entirely of swivels. Swivels are a requirement because they keep injuries like this from occuring.
What you’re looking at is not the trap or result of a responsible trapper, it’s not an image that represents fur-trapping, it’s a trap set by a poacher, an illegal trapper who clearly does not care for the animals or the laws set to protect animals from abuse like this.
On the topic of injured animals in traps, animal rights groups have actually staged that abuse as well. Numerous instances (such as an anti-fur film created in 1972 in Canada) are found where animal rights activists have incorrectly set traps in fenced off areas and encouraged the animals to run into them so they could film it.
You can read about this here: http://www.furcommission.com/saving-society-from-animal-snuff-films/
and watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAyHbwakqRI
How can you claim to care about the animals if you’re killing them to make clothing for yourself and others? Yeah okay, swivels prevent broken legs, but traps ultimately lead to the death of the animal. So wow yeah by not breaking their legs before you kill them, you’re a great heroic son of a bitch. Right? Jesus.
Feel free to go spout this bullshit to natives. Long live sealfies.
No one said anything about natives. Hunting is mostly perpetrated by shitty white people that don’t need to because they have a grocery store or a wal mart less than 20 mins from their house.
Ah yes, those ‘shitty white people’ wanting a safe food source, wanting to know where their food is coming from, not living near chains stores that sell meat from abused animals. Damn those white people, the only ones hunting without purpose. DAMN THEM and all responsible hunters using as much of an animal as possible how very very dare they. Don’t those stupid whiteys know that hunting is a non-white activity only? Stupid stupid white people.
But yes, turn around and complain about factory farming as well.
I’m never going to understand why people get it in their head that shopping for meat at Walmart is the morally superior way to eat meat. Seriously. Do you like not understand how the meat industry works or…?
These are just a few of the recalls I sifted through with a quick Google search. Thanks, but I’ll get my food from hunting or small, local farms.
Wahh white people lmfao
This has absolutely nothing to do with race, and you’re racist for assuming that anybody other than white people do not/cannot/do not want to trap.
Trapping isn’t a cash machine, you don’t make a lot of money trapping. Trapping is first and foremost a CONSERVATION EFFORT. As a trapper, you are given strict quotas for how many animals you can catch in a certain area. For animals like beaver, you are given an extremely strict quota (you must catch at least 75% of your beaver quota for the season) to meet or you can LOSE YOUR LICENSE.
Why are some quotas so strict? Because biologists go out in helicopters and look at how many beaver dams are in a certain area and judge how many beavers are living there. They give you a number of how many beavers need to be killed to keep the population healthy, stable, and keep it from overpopulating and flooding areas, killing vegetation and turning everything into swamp.
At the end of the season, you MUST report every single tiny catch that you make, by a certain date. If you’re late or don’t do it… whoops! Goodbye license. You’re no longer a trapper.
If you’re caught illegally setting traps or putting traps down like in that photo… goodbye license.
If you catch animals that are fit for human consumption (bear, beaver, lynx, coyote, raccoon, etc) and leave the body to waste instead of feeding it to wildlife or gifting the meat to someone to eat….. goodbye license.
If you allow a pelt to spoil or rot, when it was otherwise a good pelt… goodbye license.
Every single tiny infraction you can get by dicking around counts as a point against you. You can get your license taken away and you can be kept from ever becoming a trapper ever again.
Want some more regulations that can get your license revoked here in Ontario?
- You cannot trap in excess of your quota
- For certain species, you cannot trap under your quota
- You cannot waste the meat or fur of any catches. It must be used as bait, food, or food for wildlife
- You can’t trap outside of open trapping seasons
- You can’t poison animals
- You can’t own a conibear trap unless you’re a licensed trapper
- You can’t use traps with teeth or projections from the jaws
- You can’t use certain sizes of the identical trap on land, that you can in water.
- You can’t use a trap that has not been certified humane by the government (this means swivels are mandatory)
- You have to check all of your traps at least once per day, even the killing traps.
Violations of any of these regulations goes against the Fish and Wildlife Conservation act.
These regulations are put into place to ensure that the taking of animals for CONSERVATION EFFORTS is humane. The fur is essentially a by-product of trapping, because those trappers have to trap X amount of animals, which is set by biologists out in the field estimating how many animals live there.
So no, technically us evil whities aren’t killing animals “to make clothing”, we’re killing animals to ensure that their populations and habitats remain stable and healthy.
^^^ The commentary above me. THIS THIS THIS! People don’t realize how beneficial trapping is. I trap a WMA and really nail down possums who eat ground nesting bird eggs in too much excess. (I trap other things but possums seem to be the culprit more so than most). Swivels are a must have! You can tell in the picture, the shit cracker who got this coyote used some sort of wire, which kinked the coyote up and he broke his wrist all to hell (and look where his paw is located in the jaws, not a proper catch place!). Plus, animals never really chew out of traps. In an unswiveled trap, they just spin around so much the carpal bones break apart, the tendons tear and eventually they tear out altogether. If animals really chewed out of traps so eagerly as you Antis believe, then even swiveled traps wouldn’t hold them in. My swiveled traps hold well, and in many cases, they are sleeping when I get there. If they can sleep away time in a humane foothold, that says a lot. Same goes for my cage traps.
Using the “stoopid whites” argument just shows how ignorant the person really is. The person who did this could have been of any racial make up. Trapping is not exclusive to one sole race. Anyone who is interested in trapping may do so. Hell, through human history every culture on earth has some form of trapping! The mexicans trapped, the Africans trapped, the Chinese trapped, the Europeans trapped, etc etc. Many still do.
My states trapping laws :
All footholds have to have a jaw spread at or under 9 inches measured at the widest point.
All footholds for land must be rubber padded. (Before this was passed, we could only set offset footholds 12 inches into an animal’s burrow or use cages.)
No teeth or projections. Swivels are needed!
All conibear traps must be water use only
Daily trap check (if you don’t do this your ass is getting shredded big time!)
Unpadded traps are only allowed for water use and must be the appropriate size (think of bottom edge sets for mink for example, or muskrat floats)
MUST have landowner permission in writing on you at all times (or jail time!) if you trap private land. WMA is public land but with a general trapping license you also need the WMA trapping license alongside this.
Traps MUST be tagged with full name, phone and your license number (The Game Warden and his buddies can and will, do a 12 hour stake out for your ass at the site of an untagged trap when you do your check).
Bobcat and Otter need to be CITIES tagged at the appropriate times!
Trap sites on WMAs MUST be flagged with bright neon markers. (To allow others to know, such as hound hunters).
And many of these rules for my state are pretty universal for trapping everywhere. Especially daily trap check and swivels, which are required for every place that allows trapping.
This picture is a case of poaching, likely someone frustrated with coyotes in his backyard who didn’t know jack shit about trapping (No good, smart trapper will ever set a trap like this). He went to the Co-Op, bought a new trap and just set it without regard of laws or how to trap properly. This is why I believe some of these stores really need to see your license to approve sale, but that’s another story for another time.
you guys rule
found the best twitter
please tell me this is like a parody account, bc there is no way anyone could really be that stupid…
I am about 99% sure this is satire
I certainly hope this is parody… Since none of them can spell feminism correctly
LMFAO OF COURSE IT IS YOU SILLY GEESE
If anyone lives in Nashville and is interested in going canoeing at the narrows of the harpeth please let me know. It should be a good time during these hot ass days. No fishing.
I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.
this is just too god damn much. we need to make this a fuckin problem for people that it usually isn’t a problem for.
Ferguson’s public library welcomes students and teachers this week, while schools are still closed.
I was just explaining to my friends how bald eagles are like pigeons in Alaska.
What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
where do humans fit in?