Compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs

Compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs

Answer

Position Statement
Humane Canada™ is opposed to compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs because they cause significant stress, injury and sometimes death to the prey and dogs.

Definition of compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs
Fenced compounds are stocked with wildlife for the purpose of training or trialing hunting dogs. The wildlife species most often used are coyote, fox and rabbit.

Background/Rationale

  • Humane Canada™ is opposed to any hunting of animals with the help of dogs to harry captive animals.
  • Humane Canada™ is concerned that the wild animals, confined to the compound with no way of escape, are subjected to extreme stress, injury and sometimes death caused when chased by dogs.
  • Humane Canada™ is concerned that captive-bred wild animals are used to stock these compounds. Such animals have reduced flight response and instincts with which to defend themselves.
  • Humane Canada™ is concerned that there is no way for animals to escape from these compounds.
Media Release: Compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs
Compounds for the training and trialing of hunting dogs
Humane Canada (also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) is Canada's federation of SPCAs and humane societies, representing the largest animal welfare community in Canada.