Animal Justice Applauds Withdrawal of Proposal for Roadside Zoo in Ontario

Back in October, we told you about a proposal for a roadside animal attraction in Kearney, Ontario, that would confine bears and cheetahs.  Animal Justice submitted comments to Kearney Town Council, as did our friends at Zoocheck and World Animal Protection, explaining why the town should reject a proposal to change its zoning bylaw so... Read more » Animal Justice
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Action Alert: Toronto Exotic Animal & Mobile Zoo Consultation

The City of Toronto just opened a public consultation to help decide how to regulate exotic animals and traveling zoos. It’s time to have your say! This is a rare opportunity for Toronto residents to help shut down the cruel exotic pet trade and stop travelling zoos from operating inside city limits.

Tragically, Ontario has the fewest legal protections for exotic animals of any province in the country. The only animals that cannot be owned in Ontario are orcas and pit bulls, leaving other animals vulnerable to suffering and exploitation by the billion-dollar exotic pet and the zoo industries. Ontario’s failure to protect exotic animals has forced cities like Toronto to pick up the slack, which is why this consultation is so important. A strong set of bylaws in Toronto could encourage other municipalities to do the same.

Right now, Toronto has a list of prohibited animals, but the list needs to be strengthened to protect more wild animals from becomi…

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