FACTS ABOUT TRAPPING
"Get a feel for fur: Slam your fingers in a car door."
~Anonymous, on the use of steel traps
to capture fur-bearing animals,
cited in Audubon, November 1990
"Each year, more than 4 million animals are trapped and killed for their fur in the United States. Millions more are trapped and killed in the name of “livestock” and “game” protection and for “nuisance” animal control. Whatever the purpose, the consequences for the trapped animals are the same — pain, suffering, and death."
Under FUN FACTS on a trapper's website Jasper found this statement: "Fishers (much like a weasel) were nearly extinct in Minnesota by the early 1900s. But the population has grown steadily since then. Since the late 1970s, the population has remained at more than 10,000, enough to support a regulated trapping harvest of about 2,000 each year."
Talking to Boy Chip (Jasper's dad) Jasper said, "What bothers me most is the idea that a population of any animal is thought of as something to harvest." Jasper felt like shouting from every rooftop: What's wrong with humans??!!
Below is a full report on trapping to help the real activist become informed. The issue below is from Born Free. Please become a fan and supporter of their efforts!
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"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell