Code of Ethics
Here are 13 rules that make up a Code of Ethics for Responsible Trapping.
- Obtain permission from landowners before trapping on their land.
- Do not set traps in areas where farm animals might be caught.
- Check traps at least once a day, preferably in the early morning.
- Record trap locations accurately.
- Identify all traps with waterproof name and address tags.
- Use as much of the animal as possible before disposing of remains.
- Dispose of animal carcasses properly so as not to offend others.
- Make an effort to trap in areas with a surplus of animals.
- Promptly report the presence of diseased animals to wildlife authorities.
- Support and help train new trappers.
- Know and follow all trapping regulations.
- Support enforcement of all regulations.
- Dispatch trapped furbearers in a humane manner.