This is what happens when you sell out to the anti-trapping crowd. Canada signed on to the, Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards Association, in the US it's called to Best Management Practice. Now that it is being implemented in Canada they are finding out the real cost of compromising with the enemy. The feds pumped a lot of money into state fish & game departments to get this through and it is still not over some states signed on others didn't or haven't yet. By the way the NTA pushed for Best Management Practice you might think about that the next time they come you for money.



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To: Ontario Government

To: Ontario Government
To: Government of Ontario
To: The Government of Ontario
And to: The Minister of Natural Resources
And to: The Minister of Transportation
And to: The Ontario Fur Managers Federation

WHEREAS the harvesting of wild fur is part of Canada’s heritage dating back to the beginning of Canada;

AND WHEREAS the fur industry market has been at an all time low;

AND WHEREAS Costs to trappers to upgrade their traps in order to meet the standards put in place by the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards Association (AIHTS), Purchase, maintain, license and insure snow mobiles and off road vehicles is at an all time high

AND WHEREAS Many trappers depend on the fur industry as their primary source of income;

AND WHERE AS Trappers are the unofficial guardians of the crown regarding their respective registered trap lines, who’s efforts assist with keeping our forests clean, providing members of the public with accessible trails and access to hunting and fishing locations;

AND WHEREAS many Traplines are littered with public access Snowmobile and ATV trails provided by such organizations as the Ontario Federation of Snow Mobile Clubs and various ATV clubs. Trails for which trappers often provide maintenance at no cost recovery;

NOW THEREFORE the undersigned hereby request that the recipients of this petition establish the necessary changes to the laws of Ontario and or Policies in place with the Ontario Fur Managers Federation to allow for the following benefits to trappers in Ontario:

1. A snow mobile, ATV or other off road vehicle be deemed to be an implement of husbandry while it is in use for trapping related purpose by a licensed trapper on his or her registered trap line;

2. As such any snow mobile, ATV or other off road vehicle used by the licensed trapper for trapping related purposes on his or her registered trap line be exempt from any annual registration renewal;

3. That the Ontario Fur Managers Federation amend the membership liability insurance policy to include Public Liability and Property damage for any and all snow mobiles, ATV’s or other off road vehicles used for trapping related purpose, by a licensed trapper on his or her registered trap line;




Sincerely,

The Undersigned

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