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It is worth remembering that the majority of animals trapped are not for fur but for pest or environmental control.  Even so nowadays as part of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) which the fur trade helped to establish, all traps used for any reason must reach a humane standard which, depending on the species, requires the animal to be killed outright and quickly.  Trap lines must be visited within a day of being set.  The fur trade is currently calling on the EU to implement the AIHTS.