A hunting survey conducted in early April reveals that while the majority of Canadians polled are not opposed to hunting for meat, those numbers drop significantly when asked about trophy or fur hunting.
The poll conducted by Research Co. found 72% of Canadians in favour of eating animals and 6% were unsure. 62% were in favour of hunting animals for meat and 6% were unsure. (In Ontario, 70% of those polled were in favour of eating animals and 62% of those polled were in favour of hunting animals for meat, again with 6% unsure in both cases.)
Trophy hunting vs fur hunting
When it came to “sport hunting” animals, which was also defined as trophy hunting, those in favour dropped significantly. The survey showed 81% of Canadians were opposed. Interestingly, this number was down 7% from a similar poll in Sept. 2020.
And “killing animals for their fur” was opposed by 79% of Canadians. That number was the same in Ontario. Nationally, 5% were unsure. Provincially, 4% were unsure.
The online study was conducted from April 1 to April 3, 2022, among 1,000 adults in Canada. The data was statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender, and region. The margin of error, is plus or minus 3.1% .