We have a huge announcement to make! After over 2 years in the making, the Trapped In The Past documentary is OFFICIALLY HERE!
On January 24th we, in partnership with the Fur-Bearers, will be releasing the first episode of our highly anticipated 3-part Trapped In The Past docu-series which takes a critical look at Canada’s commercial trapping industry!
The more we researched the trapping industry and interviewed relevant industry experts the more there was to uncover. One documentary was no longer enough to cover this wildlife crisis. Now, over 3 episodes, we will uncover the truth, the bad, and the ugly of Canada’s commercial trapping industry so that you are informed and empowered to get involved and create meaningful change for Canada’s wild fur-bearing animals. Topics such as the history of the commercial trapping industry, its cultural relevance to Canada, the sustainability and economics of trapping, the environmental consequences of trapping, and much more will be explored in depth in the Trapped In The Past docu-series.
Each episode will be released on our YouTube channel at @EXPOSEDWildlifeConservancy. Be sure to mark your calendars, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @exposdwc to get notified of, and access to, each episode as it becomes available!
While the release of the first episode of the Trapped In The Past series is around the corner, there is a lot for you to do, watch, and learn in the meantime. We have two other videos that you can view right now that introduce you to the hidden world of trapping.
The Canadian trapping industry has long said neck snares are humane killing devices, but the science says otherwise. Why is the neck snare not included under the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards that Canada signed onto in 1999? And why have governments ignored scientists’ continued call for a ban on these killing devices?
Join our Co-Founder John E. Marriott for a hard-hitting and shocking episode that exposes the horrific truths behind how trappers kill Canada’s wolves with neck snares. This episode takes you into the bush onto a Canadian trapline to reveal the startling reality behind neck snares, showing you firsthand how they are not humane or efficient at killing wild wolves and other wildlife such as coyotes, red foxes, lynx, and much more.
This controversial episode expands on our look into the incredibly cruel and inhumane practice of snaring - diving deeper into trapping’s direct impact on wolves, family pets, and perhaps surprisingly, your wallet.
At the Exposed Wildlife Conservancy, one of our top goals continues to be making wildlife conservation accessible and easy to understand for everyone. With knowledge comes informed decision making, and, together, we are changing how wildlife is managed in Canada.
Our Trapping Series answers every question, from the most basic to the most complex, you may have about Canada’s commercial trapping industry. From outlining the various types of traps, to exploring humane and ethical considerations, breaking down federal and provincial regulations, and examining the future of the trapping industry, you will gain the knowledge needed to give fur-bearing animals a voice and create real change in the treatment of Canada’s wildlife.
Provincial trapping regulations in Canada have not been meaningfully updated in nearly one hundred years. These archaic trapping regulations are resulting in tens of thousands of wolves and other fur-bearing animals being trapped, killed and skinned each year across the country in inhumane and inefficient neck snares and numerous other outdated trap designs and configurations. You can learn more about our Trapped In The Past Campaign and how we are working to solve this issue here, including our goals and ways to get involved.
Beyond our educational efforts, we are also striving to secure a seat at the table in policy development and decision making processes related to trapping outside of protected Indigenous rights. We are also examining the laws and regulations surrounding the use of killing neck snares, hoping to either increase their effectiveness and humaneness or to have them banned in Canada altogether. You can get involved in our efforts by either donating, volunteering, or sharing our efforts online and in your communities.
Every effort makes a difference. Together, we will continue to create meaningful and impactful change for fur-bearing animals across Canada and beyond.
The Exposed Wildlife Conservancy Team