Humane Trapping Deadline Getting Closer

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 15:45



The clock is winding down on the use of traditional traps in northern Saskatchewan.


By 2007, federal law will require Canadian trappers to use traps that have been deemed humane.


Saskatchewan Environment fur specialist Mike Gollop says his department is working hard at educating trappers about the change, and believes those efforts have had an impact.


However, he says some traditional traps will still be allowed after 2006 if a new design hasn’t been created by then.


Gollop points out the change was brought about after a European embargo came down on Canadian pelts.


He says any trapper with questions should contact their local conservation office.