Escaping into the Wild: A History of Canada’s Fur Trade

For many, when we reflect on Canada’s history and the economic value provided by the fur trade, we think of French Canadian voyageurs, The Hudson’s Bay Company and inevitably, Canada’s national symbol, Castor Canadensis, the beaver.[i] Largely unconsidered and perhaps seemingly unrelated, is the story of the nutria – a beaver look-a-like, introduced to be bred in captivity for... Read more » Animal Justice
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