Watch the Series Now

The Trapped In the Past documentary is officially here! Watch each episode of our 3-part documentary series exposing the harsh realities of the North American trapping industry. With your help, we believe this series on trapping will be a game-changer in Canadian wildlife management,  opening the eyes of the world to what's going on in our forests and with our wildlife.

The Truth About Snares - Part 1

In partnership with The Fur-Bearers, the Exposed Wildlife Conservancy is pleased to present Part One of the Trapped in the Past documentary series, The Truth About Snares. Part One focuses on killing neck snares, diving deep into the science and the ethics behind this cruel and archaic trapping device that is still used in Canada and much of the U.S. despite being banned in more than 85 countries worldwide. This episode also unravels commercial trapping regulations and answers the questions: who is trapping and why?

The Economics of Trapping: Past and Present - Part 2

Trapped in the Past Part Two: The Economics of Trapping - Past and Present explores Canada's history with the trapping industry, its place in today's society, and the economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability of trapping. After this episode, you will be able to answer the question: does commercial trapping have a place in today’s society?

Trapped In the Past: Part One -- The Truth About Snares


In partnership with The Fur-Bearers, the Exposed Wildlife Conservancy is pleased to present Part One of the Trapped in the Past documentary series, The Truth About Snares. Part One focuses on killing neck snares, diving deep into the science and the ethics behind this cruel and archaic trapping device that is still used in Canada and much of the U.S. despite being banned in more than 85 countries worldwide. This episode also unravels commercial trapping regulations and answers the questions: who is trapping and why?

Trapped In the Past: Part Two - The History and The Money -- Coming Soon

Trapped In the Past: Part Two explores Canada's history with the trapping industry, its place in today's society, and the economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability of trapping.

Trapped In the Past: Part Three - Lies and Misdirection -- Coming Soon

Trapped In the Past: Part Three explores the common arguments that are used to support trapping and discusses whether these arguments are valid or not in modern day society and, finally, answers the question: where do we go from here?

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What is Trapped in the Past?

Trapped In the Past is a three-part docu-series that will expose you to the harsh realities of the commercial trapping industry. By series end, you will be informed and empowered to get involved and create meaningful change for Canada’s wild fur-bearing animals (wolves, lynx, foxes and more!).

Breakdown

The Trapped in the Past series delves deeply into topics such as the history of the commercial trapping industry and its cultural relevance, the sustainability and economics of trapping, the environmental consequences of trapping, and much, much more. It's all part of the in-depth coverage you’ll find in the Trapped In The Past documentary series and our website campaign.

Watch the Extended Trailer for the Full Series
Learn More
Take the next step to further educate yourself about trapping by exploring the following resources put together by the Exposed Wildlife Conservancy and The Fur-Bearers.

The commercial trapping industry in North America is complex and shrouded in secrecy and confusion, which may leave you asking questions. The resources below will guide you through these complexities and fuel you with the resources and information you need to spread awareness and take action. With your help, we will open the eyes of the world to the archaic and cruel world of commercial trapping and create meaningful change for fur-bearing animals across the globe.

Take Action to Ban Snares and Reform Trapping Regulations
Donate and Raise Awareness
Please help raise awareness and support the Trapped In the Past campaign to ban killing neck snares and reform the commercial trapping industry. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt through The Fur-Bearers.
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