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Ethics: right vs wrong

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.