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    Quote Originally Posted by old outdoorsman View Post
    With the fall of the fur trade and bleeding heart enviro-terrorists publicly protesting any clothing company that uses real fur, demand for furs, and consequently prices of furs, have fallen incredibly in the last 10 years.
    With that, beaver populations are beginning to explode as fewer trappers have incentive to trap. There is no money left in it when prices are as low as they are today, considering the work and time involved in trapping and preparing the furs.
    So beaver populations are expanding greatly. This fall when heading up to my property in N. Ontario the damage from beavers to the trees was incredible. Total devastation. Acres upon acres of hardwood trees mowed down around beaver ponds.
    We all know that trees suck up CO2 out of the atmosphere.
    Using the "logic" applied by the Enviro-terrorists - BEAVERS ARE CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING!!!
    But we can't kill beavers because that's just not nice!
    What to do?
    Trapping (and hunting for that matter) has been part of the ecosystem for over 400 years and during that time has integrated itself as part of the system to control populations. Shutting off this major contributor of wildlife control will cause a giant disruption in environmental systems across Canada.
    What to do, what to do?
    I am sure some idiot in Government is cooking up a way to dispense birth control to wildlife populations to either sterilize them or kill the babies. This of course creates a whole other environmental disaster.
    But Government Control is what it's all about....
    Not to sure what Government control has to do with the beaver population. The trappers are still licensed so can still trap. If they cannot make money from the furs, they will be making money from trapping nuisance beavers for local municipalities. My local trapper will not even come out for under $100.00 a visit and wants the same amount of money per beaver trapped. What to do, what to do.

    So we have had beavers forever in Canada and they did not manage to decimate our forests so I would not be unduly worried about beavers causing global warming. I am not to sure where you get this shutting of this major contribution of wildlife control. How has it been shut off and where? I think you will find that without beavers we will cause a giant disruption in environmental controls across Canada.
    You know the stuff they naturally do, open up spaces for new growth, filter water to make it clean and fresh, make habitat for other species, fish and frogs and then all that feeds on them.

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    Like always Gil, you miss the point.

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    Actually Gilroy is the one person making sense in this thread. I don't always agree with Gilroy; but he is bang on with his comments.
    BTW, I sat in the company truck, in line at Tummies for 8 minutes this morning.

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    Beaver pelts going for $14.
    https://www.trappingtoday.com/2020-2...rket-forecast/
    That's not worth anyone's time.
    The drop in fur prices and demand is directly a result of PETA types protesting the fur industry and companies having to switch to man-made furs which are arguably WORSE for the environment to manufacture.
    "Only 50 to 60 percent of the allowed numbers are actually trapped." Quota's set by Ontario are NOT being met - too much work for $14.
    https://furmanagers.com/beaver/
    Yes, fur trappers are still licensed to trap! So what? They aren't.
    Probably 95% of Ontario is Crown Land - so those trapping or killing nuisance beavers on private property doesn't make a dent in the overall beaver populations.
    As for my statement regarding beavers causing global warming, if you actually read what I wrote I said "Using the "logic" applied by the Enviro-terrorists - BEAVERS ARE CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING!!!" - due to the increasing number of trees being cut down by an increasing beaver population. The tree-huggers should be upset that beavers are cutting down too many trees. But I guess that sarcasm was lost on you.
    Trudeau has appointed an Enviro-Terrorist as the Environment Minister. The guy was actively involved with Greenpeace - a quasi terrorist organization. https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ian-coastguard
    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/trudeau-...ties-1.1672073
    You don't think that the environmental issues, including the 'Climate Change' agenda being pushed by the Fed Govt is about control? You're less intelligent than I thought - and that says something.
    Like I said, you missed the point.
    Once the rhetoric on COVID slows down, the Fed Govt will announce a Climate Emergency and start stripping away even more rights.
    Carbon taxes do nothing to help the environment, it just shifts wealth from the commoner to the Ruling Class.
    don't forget, while Canadians were under 'house arrest' for CV19, Trudeau was vacationing in the Bahamas and the Fed Govt brought in almost 300,000 immigrants from third world countries - all in the middle of a so-called Global Pandemic.
    My original post was highlighting the environmental damage being done by an increasing beaver population, which is directly a result of the efforts of "environmentalists". If they really are concerned about the environment, then perhaps a balanced approach is best - but balance isn't what they want.

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    "My original post was highlighting the environmental damage being done by an increasing beaver population, which is directly a result of the efforts of "environmentalists". If they really are concerned about the environment, then perhaps a balanced approach is best - but balance isn't what they want."


    Well clearly now that you have unmasked yourself we can all read that your original post was intended to take a run at the Government for a whole host of problems you perceive them to have caused.

    So breaking down your rant a little if trappers cannot harvest the beavers they do not make their quota and might have a problem keeping their licenses? From what I am reading top grade castors are fetching $100.00 a pound. I know local municipalities hire trappers and some offer bounties in excess of the pelt value. I think the number of trees cut down by beavers pales in comparison to the numbers wasted by bad logging practices over the decades.

    If you cannot see what is happening in BC and the east coast for flooding which is caused by man made climate change, your less intelligent than I thought and that is saying something. Trying to tie in Beavers to Global Warming is a bit of an overreach.

    Maybe your concern for environmental damage would appear more genuine if you made mention of burning fossil fuels, pollution from things like the Oil Sands, the fact the Canadians use more energy than any other nation on the planet per capita.

    I am pretty sure the governments have plenty of control over us already and what they do not have people FREELY give it up by posting their entire private lives on places like Facebook. LOL

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