Trapped In the Past Campaign

The Trapped In the Past Campaign is working toward a complete ban on the use of snares for commercial and recreational trapping, as well as modern, ethical, science and traditional knowledge-based updates to all trapping regulations for fur-bearing mammals, particularly large apex predators like wolves, coyotes, lynx, bobcats, and wolverines.

Help End the Suffering of Countless
Fur-Bearing Animals!


The Trapped In the Past Campaign empowers you to end the suffering and save the lives of countless fur-bearing animals. This is made possible by working together to ban the use of killing neck snares for commercial trapping purposes. Your donation today will ensure that our campaign, outreach, education, and advocacy efforts are funded, that fur-bearing animals are given a voice, and positive change is created in trapping regulations.

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What Is the Issue?

Provincial trapping regulations in Canada have not been meaningfully updated in almost one hundred years. These archaic trapping regulations are resulting in tens of thousands of wolves and other canids being trapped, killed and skinned each year across the country in inhumane and inefficient neck snares for an out-of-date fashion industry.

What We Are Doing & How You Can Help

We are tackling this issue using a combination of videos, fieldwork, online research and social media outreach to advocate and educate on behalf of these animals to ensure that trapping regulations are updated to better reflect the current values of society.

The first major part of this project is to create an exciting, new investigative documentary series titled, Trapped in the Past: Does Canada’s Trapping Industry Need Change? This ambitious project, in partnership with The Fur-Bearers, will combine our more than 80 years of experience in wildlife advocacy, storytelling and video production, and will take us across the country, interviewing trappers, biologists, indigenous leaders, landowners and wildlife advocates as we explore the history of trapping in Canada and its relevance and acceptance in today’s economy and society.

We need your help to tell this story to ban killing neck snares and update trapping regulations. Your donation will be put to work immediately, researching and filming this series, and exposing the realities of the trapping industry in Canada. Together, we CAN make a difference protecting our wildlife.

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