Anti-Trappers Continue Baseless Claims

Anti-Trappers Continue Baseless Claims

(Nebraska Fur Harvesters wanted our members to be aware of the plight of our trapping brothers and sisters in Oregon.)

Trap Free Oregon wants to ban traps used to harvest abundant wildlife and protect people and property. Photo by Stephen M. Vantassel.

Trap Free Oregon wants to ban traps used to harvest abundant wildlife and protect people and property. Photo by Stephen M. Vantassel.

While we expect our opponents to make all sorts of wild statements in favor of  banning trapping, we thought we would highlight  one particularly egregious posting recently made by TrapFree Oregon (TFO) on their Facebook page. As evidenced below, they will say anything to try and divide our trapping coalition, even going so far as to claim support from our allies.
See below for the outrageous  statement by TFO about support from hunters for their anti-trapping campaign.
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TrapFree Oregon Facebook, September 25, 2013:
Most hunters are embarrassed by trapping. Neither we nor they see it as sporting.

Many of the fundamental tenets of hunting are violated by trapping. 1) Fair Chase, 2) Quick Kill, 3) Sure of your target.

Bird hunters are afraid that their well trained dogs will be caught. Legitimate hunters are appalled, as we are, when someone’s dog gets caught. Trappers are trying very hard to enlist hunters in opposing TFO on the grounds that “we’ll be after them next”. Most hunters don’t buy that argument. We’re counting on hunters to support TFO. Please think about what you’re hearing from our opponents before you make up your mind.”
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Sportsmen’s  groups in Oregon and around the country are firmly against the anti-trapping initiative. They know that regulated trapping is needed in order to protect deer, elk, and livestock from predation by coyotes and other species. Hunters,  trappers, and anglers have long been the driving force behind wildlife conservation efforts, and  when one group is attacked, it is a threat to all.

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