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Unformatted text preview: population to half of carrying capacity. In practice, however, harvests are set conservatively, and the game populations are monitored to determine the impact of hunting regulations. Champions of animal rights particularly question the morality of trapping because of the suffering experienced by trapped animals. Trapping has been outlawed in a few of the United States. However, a strong program of trapping management has evolved in Ontario. Humane trap designs, trapper education, and strict enforcement of trapping regulations may achieve biological goals and improve ethical standards. Management of hunting and trapping today involves the management of controversy. Some degree of mutual understanding will occur when antagonists understand that both consumptive and non-consumptive users of wildlife share a common goal: the welfare of animal populations....
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- Spring '09