In the spring, a fur farmer from the Philippines and his wife went hunting for bears in the Philippine islands of Mindanao and Bicol, hoping to get them to come to their farm.
They did just that.
A bear had killed a female bighorn sheep, the farmers said, but the animal was so big and strong that they were afraid to kill it.
The bighorns are used to catch fish, and they’re considered a delicacy in the Philippines, where a meat pie with their flesh is eaten.
The sheep was killed with a trap and a net, and the carcasses were placed in the trap for the farmers to harvest.
The two men, who have been called the first fur trappers to kill and kill for the Philippines in more than two decades, have now collected about a million pounds of the meat, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
The fur industry has grown rapidly in the past two decades.
In the United States, the number of fur farmers increased from 3,500 in 2001 to 17,500 today.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the industry has doubled in size since 2000.
There are currently about 9,000 fur farmers in the United Stated, including some that employ as many as 100 people, according to the Department of Livestock and Consumer Services.
In 2009, the USDA counted nearly 20 million pounds and an additional 4,000 workers involved in the industry.
The Bureau of Land Management estimates the industry generates about $1 billion in annual sales, or $2.6 billion in the last five years.
About a quarter of the total revenue goes to the federal government, and more than a third of that goes to states and localities.
The meat is exported to countries around the world, including Canada and Australia, as well as to the United Kingdom and Germany.
The federal government pays for research and development into a number of new products and technologies, including skin and hair, fur fibers and other products for skin-furs.
The industry also has a long history of environmental concerns, and environmentalists have pushed for tighter regulation of the industry, especially when it comes to the use of fur and fur products in the fur industry.
While the Philippines is not the only country with a fur farming industry, the country has the highest number of active fur trapping operations in the world.
The country’s Bureau of Animal Agriculture has counted more than 7,000 operations, the National Fur Farmer Association says.
The Philippines also has an extensive domestic fur industry, with nearly 50 percent of the population owning at least one fur-bearing animal.
Filipinos make up roughly 30 percent of Asia’s population, and are the world’s third-largest exporter of fur.
About 3.3 million people in the country work in the domestic fur trade.
Filipinas produce about 80 percent of global fur exports, according the Animal Agriculture Organization.
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