Take Action

On May 10th, a woman was mauled to death by a tiger at a roadside zoo in British Columbia. This unfortunate incident has moved the B.C. government to review their zoo regulations. Similar to B.C., Ontario does not require residents to obtain a license to keep exotic animals such as tigers, lions and monkeys in cages. Residents can keep the animals in any condition they see fit. In fact, Ontario has more unsafe roadside zoos and weaker regulations than any other province.

Just days after this horrible tragedy, the Ontario Provincial Police issued a media release to alert the public to the fact that a monkey (adult macaque) escaped it's enclosure at a roadside zoo in Picton, Ontario. This is proof that Ontario's lax zoo regulations are not working. Roadside zoos present a very real threat to the health and safety of Ontarians. It is believed that 80-90% of adult macaques harbour the herpes B virus, which can lead to fatal brain diseases in humans.

If you are from Ontario click here to help zoo animals and protect the public

If you don't live in Ontario but consider yourself a Tourist to our province, click here to help zoo animals and protect the public






If you would like to make a contribution to WSPA's work, you can donate online.

Click here to find out how

Check out WSPA's Canadian website.


Find out more about WSPA's work worldwide.








© 2006 World Society for the Protection of Animals