How to take wildlife selfies safely
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by thefurbearers
1d ago
The outrage over a group of people pulling black bear cubs from a tree to take selfies in North Carolina is highlighting the need for more education on the impacts of this cultural phenomenon.The incident, covered extensively in North American media, began when a group of people in an apartment complex saw and began touching, grabbing at, and taking selfies (photos in which the photographer places… Source ..read more
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Three ways you can be an eco-hero on Earth Day
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by thefurbearers
1d ago
It’s Earth Day, and we know Canadians love to make their communities a greener place. But if you’re not sure where to start, or maybe can’t get out in some of the more traditional activities, we’ve got you covered with this list! 1 Clean up! The picture we all have in our mind of an… Source ..read more
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The Emotional Lives of Animals with Dr. Marc Bekoff
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by thefurbearers
1d ago
Making an emotional connection to a non-human animal is a defining moment in many peoples’ lives. It could be the family dog, a squirrel who hops past a window every day, or a black bear known to meander through a local forest. It’s that connection that can help people understand the depth of non-human animal emotion and make changes in how they view the world around them.Dr. Marc Bekoff knows a… Source ..read more
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Wyoming Wolf: The Canadian perspective
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by thefurbearers
4d ago
There are no appropriate words to describe the anger and outrage felt after reading the allegations of a Wyoming man torturing a wolf and posing for photos with the suffering animal at a bar, prior to killing them either by beating or shooting. He was later fined $250 for possessing live wildlife. The latest news reports indicate the Sublette County Sherrif’s and Attorney’s Offices are… Source ..read more
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Getting up close to wildlife puts animals at risk
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by thefurbearers
6d ago
Grizzly bears and elephant seals are both in the news due to peoples’ ill-advised attempts to get close for photos or encounters in Canada.A no-stopping zone extending 320-metres (1,049 feet) on Bow Valley Parkway near Banff National Park is being enforced by Parks Canada due to a huge volume of visitors and photographers seeking out famous grizzlies The Boss and Split Lip. This isn’t a typical… Source ..read more
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VICTORY: Fighting Ag-Gag in Ontario with Camille Labchuk
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by thefurbearers
1w ago
Investigations into farms by animal advocacy groups is an essential tool to exposing serious, systemic abuses of animals, failures to follow basic policy, and have led to criminal charges. But the Ontario government wanted to stop that – and introduced Bill 156 in 2020.The Bill, Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, was challenged in court by Animal Justice… Source ..read more
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Petition tabled in PEI: thousands call for end to trapping
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by thefurbearers
1w ago
A grassroots, citizen-led effort to ban trapping in Prince Edward Island continues to grow and gain momentum.The voices of thousands of citizens across the province are being heard by elected officials, as a petition to ban trapping was tabled in the PEI Legislative Assembly on April 5, 2024. 1866 citizens signed the April 5 petition; this is in addition to two previous petitions tabled in… Source ..read more
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Welcome to new board members
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by thefurbearers
1w ago
Two new board members were elected to The Fur-Bearers’ volunteer board of directors at a Special General Meeting on April 10, 2024. Join us in welcoming Celeste Morales and Carlene Field to the Board!Our Board of Directors volunteers their time to steer The Fur-Bearers towards a sustainable future. They help to ensure our organization has the adequate resources, proper governance and policies to… Source ..read more
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4 reasons to love rascally racoons
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by thefurbearers
2w ago
The toppling over of unsecured trash bins, digging at or around ornamental plants, and their propensity to setup multiple dens can make raccoons a frustrating neighbour at times. But did you know raccoons play vital roles in ecosystems – and keeping them around is more beneficial?Here’s a few ways that raccoons benefit ecosystems (including urban ones! Source ..read more
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Paper: Uncertain effects to wildlife from collaring and tracking devices
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by thefurbearers
2w ago
Increased considerations to the health and environmental impacts of radio telemetry and other wildlife tracking devices should be prioritized, according to a recent paper published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science.Health and environmental effects to wildlife from radio telemetry and tracking devices – state of the science and best management practices, identifies a gap in knowledge… Source ..read more
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