Fur Trapping

The Fur Trapping Industry

What kinds of jobs are there in the fur trapping industry?

The Trappers

This group of workers are known as the eyes and ears of fur trapping. They are the ones who fix broken trap, decide where to set traps by using grid maps on hunting ground and more. They track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or lost of food for a specific species in a specific area.

Fur Farmers

This group of workers keeps the animals in small cages on fur factory farms. They feed the animals with meat by-products and give them water by a nipple system, but after some time,they kill the animals by slaughter, poison them with strychnine which is a poison that paralyzes the animals muscles with painful cramps and neck breaking.


The Artisans

Artisans are known as the craftsperson in the fur trapping industry. This group of workers have skills in a practiced art that makes high-quality products in small loads usually made by hand in traditional was. But nowadays fur clothes are made with machines and technology which is causing artisans to be unemployed.

What kinds of training are required for jobs in the fur trapping industry?

Fur Trapping

The required training to become a fur trapper is you will have to complete the fur Harvest, fur management, and a conservation course to apply for a license. These courses are given by Ministry licensed instructors and students will have to take a test to get the license.


The Artisans

The required training to become an artisan is you have to do 3,520 hours of on the job training, you also have to complete 480 hours of in class special training and once you finish the required training you receive a certificate.

Did You Know?

Body Gripping Traps

Body gripping traps slam closed on and grip tightly on the animal's leg or other body parts and because of that animals can suffer a slash, broken bones, joint dislocation, or even death. As the animal struggles to get free they sometimes chew off a leg to escape or breaks teeth by biting the metal trap.

What is the average wage in the fur trapping industry?

The salary of a trapper depends on their specific earning. The salary of a fur trapper is not found because almost all fur trappers are self employed. In 2011 about 2 475 trappers jobs were private industries and only three were government work.

What is the future for the fur trapping industry?

In my opinion, I think the future of the fur trapping industry is decreasing because in many articles I read they state things like trapping is in huge action by lobbyist and animal rights groups, they view trapping as a cruel practice that causes unnecessary pain and stress on animals, a number of movements want to ban trapping methods and to ban trapping altogether. If plenty more movement and animal rights groups keep complaining they might just ban fur trapping and i agree with banning fur trapping cause it's harming the beautiful animals on this earth for fur that is not even a trend during this time so that would mean they will be killing animals for no reason.
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