“Of all the people that support the giant and diverse garment industry, none are greener than those in the fur trade. Let’s look at the three largest groups.
The trapping of wild furbearers is an excellent example of the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, a keystone of modern conservation policy. Here’s why: Most furbearing species produce more young each year than their habitat can support to maturity. Nature’s methods of restoring balance include starvation, disease, and fighting for territory. Trappers take part of this natural surplus using modern methods that are much more humane, leaving remaining furbearer populations healthier and more stable. There are more than 250,000 licensed trappers in North America today, strictly regulated by state, provincial, and territorial wildlife departments to ensure that fur we use comes only from abundant populations, never from endangered species.”