The sustainable use of renewable resources
Worldwide, the fur industry is an excellent example of an industry based on "the sustainable use of renewable natural resources", a principle supported by all conservation authorities. Furs used by the trade are abundant. Absolutely no endangered species are used. In Canada, government wildlife officials and biologists ensure responsible use by establishing controlled seasons for hunting and trapping, as well as harvest quotas, licensing, and training courses for trappers. Strict government regulations ensure that these quotas and seasons are respected.
Beaver and muskrat alone make up more than one-half of the wild furs used in the Canadian fur trade, and these species are believed to be as abundant as when Europeans first arrived. In many regions, raccoons, coyotes and foxes are more abundant than they have ever been.
Image: Overpopulated coyotes are more susceptible to disease
and parasites including sarcoptic mange.