Newt wants to rant and rave and tell them all to kiss his donkey. He wants to voice the frustration that we all feel. But please note, he doesn't.
And I very much appreciate that.
I have said a thousand times… we are granted the privilege to trap by the rest of society. We bear no special status.
Yes we do provide a public service in that we play a key role in wildlife management. We also play a role in utilizing a renewable natural resource that would otherwise go to waste. There are a number of other points that we might make in convincing the general public to allow us to maintain our privileges.
An "in-your-face" attitude will get us nowhere. It is, in fact, counter productive. That is why I appreciate that even though many trappers are frustrated to the top of their hat, they do maintain their decorum in public.