Proposed Roadside Zoo in Kearney, Ontario Should Be Blocked, Says Animal Justice

Animal Justice is urging the town of Kearney, Ontario to disallow a proposed new roadside animal attraction confining bears and cheetahs. Keeping wild animals in captivity is wrong—for spectators, it’s a moment of pleasure, but for the animals, it’s a life sentence. Captivity deprives animals of everything that makes life worth living, causing serious physical... Read more » Animal Justice
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Undercover Video Shows Shocking Animal Cruelty at Papanack Zoo

OTTAWA—Disturbing video footage secretly recorded at the Papanack Zoo in Wendover, Ontario was released this morning by Animal Justice. The footage shows zoo management admitting to beating a lion cub, baby animals stolen from their mothers to be tamed for use as selfie props, and animals performing repetitive, stereotypic behaviours. In one particularly disturbing scene, a skunk and raccoon have their mouths pried open with a cord by zoo management during a photo shoot for the reality TV show ‘Billy Goes North‘.

Papanack Zoo last sparked public outrage in February, 2016 when the owners gunned down a lion named Zeus who escaped from his cage.

The video footage was shot by a whistleblower who worked at Papanack Zoo, approximately an hour east of Ottawa.

The graphic footage shows:

A zoo manager describing how he trained a lion cub by repeatedly hitting the baby animal in the face. Baby animals, including a baby cougar and baby fox, stolen …
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