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The Links below are some of the organizations and agencies
that have dedicated career professionals in the field of Wildlife Management who are
passionate about wildlife and agree without a doubt that furbearer trapping is a critical
tool that must be available for the benefit of wildlife and society as a whole.
In addition, there are sites added to this list that provide additional
information on animal welfare, animal rights and more.
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
(AFWA) - The Association of
Fish and Wildlife Agenciesthe organization that represents North Americas
fish and wildlife agencies promotes sound management and conservation, and
speaks with a unified voice on important fish and wildlife issues.
Northeast Furbearer Resources Technical Committee
is comprised of professional wildlife biologists from the
northeastern United States and provinces of eastern Canada, and
is committed to the study and responsible management of furbearer
- Fur Commission USA is a non-profit
trade association representing 400 mink-farming families on over 300 farms
in more than two dozen states. Through their cooperatives, North American
Fur Auctions and American Legend, these farmers market 3 million of the
world's finest mink pelts valued at almost $200 million to manufacturers
around the world.
(NAFA) - North American Fur Auctions principal business is the sale
of raw fur pelts at public auction. The pelts are received on consignment
from producers of ranched-raised furs and harvesters of wild furs. The fur
pelts are sold to fur garment manufacturers and fur pelt dealers worldwide.
The Company is the largest fur auction house in North America, and the third
largest fur auction in the world.
Outdoor Heritage Alliance - COHA is
dedicated to protecting and preserving the right to hunt, fish, and trap in
Canada, while promoting the responsible use of fish, game and fur bearer
Massachusetts Trappers Association
The Massachusetts Trappers
Association is an organization founded for the purpose of preserving the
tradition of fur harvesting, while promoting education and perseverance into
National Trappers Association
- The National Trappers Association is
committed to defending and promoting the safe and ethical harvest of
furbearing mammals and to the preservation and enhancement of their
habitats. Fifty-one state trapping affiliates make up the core of the
national organization representing thousands of fur harvesters from every
portion of the country.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife)
is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and
management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of
The World Conservation Union
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature,
helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment
and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field
projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government
organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities
together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
Wildlife Conservation Society -
The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has
the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our
story began in the early 1900s when we successfully helped the American
bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the worlds
iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in
India, polar bears in the Arctic, and ocean giants in our worlds amazing
The Wildlife Society
TWSs mission is to represent and serve the
professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians,
planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve
wildlife and its habitats worldwide.
International World Conservation Trust -
The IWCT's mission it to promote Sustainable Use of wild resources -
terrestrial and aquatic - as a conservation mechanism. To re-establish the
fundamental link between all components of nature, including man. To develop
better understanding, respect and tolerance towards cultures and values of
all nations and social groups in their relation with nature. To
protect the Sovereign Rights of Independent States in their conservation
National Animal Interest Alliance -
The National Animal Interest Alliance is an association of business,
agricultural, scientific, and recreational interests dedicated to promoting
animal welfare, supporting responsible animal use and strengthening the bond
between humans and animals.
Fur Institute of Canada
The overall mission of the Fur Institute of Canada is to promote the
sustainable and wise use of Canada's fur resources. The Fur Institute of
Canada, a national non-profit organization, has acted as a round table for
fur trade, animal welfare and furbearer conservation issues since 1983, and
is the coordinator for overall implementation of the Agreement on
International Humane Trapping Standards in Canada.
Nova Scotia Natural Resources -
The Furbearers and Upland Game Program is responsible for the management of
various species of furbearing mammals and upland game, (i.e. snowshoe hare,
ruffed grouse, ringnecked pheasants and Hungarian partridge). Activities
include, as required, various population and habitat surveys, biological
studies, biological collections from harvested species, analysis of harvest
trends and liaison with user/interest groups. The synthesis of this
information provides the framework for scientifically based decisions on
regulatory management of harvested species, input for species and habitat
management into the Integrated Resource Management process of NS Department
of Natural Resources, and development of policies related to the management
of furbearer and upland game species.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
- Fish and wildlife (mammals, birds, reptiles,
amphibians) are important to Ontario. These natural resources are an
important part of the province's biodiversity that provide us with
ecological, social and economic benefits.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife department has over 125
staff members committed to five divisions. Fisheries, Wildlife, Law
Enforcement, Outreach and Administration. We are biologists, game wardens,
educational coordinators and support staff. We all believe in our MISSION:
To protect and conserve our fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for
the people of Vermont.
New York State Department of Environmental
- Mission: "To conserve, improve and
protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate
and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health,
safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and
social well-being." DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the
simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic
prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the
empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that
affect their lives.
New Hampshire Fish & Game
- As the guardian of the state's
fish, wildlife, and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game
Department works in partnership with the public to: Conserve, manage and
protect these resources and their habitats; Inform and educate the public
about these resources; Provide the public with opportunities to use and
appreciate these resources.
Connecticut Environmental Protection
- Founded in 1971, the mission of
the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to conserve, improve and
protect the natural resources and environment of the State of Connecticut in
such a manner as to encourage the social and economic development of
Connecticut while preserving the natural environment and the life forms it
supports in a delicate, interrelated and complex balance, to the end that
the state may fulfill its responsibility as trustee of the environment for
present and future generations.
for Wildlife Damage Management
- The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management is a non-profit, grant
funded site that provides research-based information on how to responsibly
handle wildlife damage problems.
Friends of Fur
(FoF) - Friends of Fur (FoF) provides the voice for the fur consumers. FoF
is a group of concerned citizens from all walks of life who want society to
know that they enjoy wearing fur products and that effective wildlife
management will sustain North America's founding industry.
Fur Council of
Canada - The Fur Council of Canada is a national, non-profit
federation representing people working in every sector of the Canadian fur
trade. This includes fur producers, auction houses, processors, designers,
craftspeople and retail furriers. Incorporated in 1964.
Heritage Foundation - The Massachusetts
Outdoor Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization created by
sportsmen, sportswomen, and conservationists.
Do We or Don't We - Woburn, MA (check out the "vegan news" page!
INFORMATIONAL LINKS on the ANMAIL
Things most people are not aware of concerning
The modern animal rights movement is not
what it seems. Today's activists have perverted once-sensible animal welfare
goals by putting animals ahead of human beings and employing a "by any means
necessary" philosophy to achieve their goals of "total animal liberation."
Since 1998, PETA has opted to put down 21,339 adoptable
dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them
Provides the public and media with
in-depth profiles of anti-consumer activist groups, along with information about
the sources of their exorbitant funding
Promoting Personal Responsibility &
Protecting Consumer Choice
Keeping a watchful eye on the
Human Society of the United States
PCRM is a fanatical animal rights group that seeks to remove
eggs, milk, meat and seafood from the American diet, and to eliminate the use of
animals in scientific research.