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News and Campaign Updates

15 May 2007
Ontario Zoos Interview on CBC

17 May 2007
Kangaroo's cruel Canada prison, Daily Telegraph

14 May 2007
Tragic BC Mauling Should be a Wake Up Call for Ontario

14 May 2007
Missing Monkey in Prince Edward County - Found

16 March 2007
Ontario SPCA investigators removing 28 animals today from a Kerwood animal facility

15 March 2007
Zoo bill receives all-party support
By Greg Dalgetty

22 February 2007
Public Pressure Urged on Zoo Law
London Free Press

20 February 2007
Ontario zoo bill battle ramped up; WSPA asking residents to join in the legislative fight
Chatham Daily Press

19 February 2007
Ontarians Support Call for Zoo Licences: Poll

580 CFRA News Talk Radio

Media Release:
97% of Ontarians surveyed say zoos must meet professional standards

Download the complete poll results (PDF)

4 November 2006
Issue of Roadside Zoos Needs Support
By Sarah Roberts

2 November 2006
Cruelty in our Backyard: Roadside zoos threaten public health and animal welfare
View Magazine

24 October 2006
Ontario MPP introduces bill to better regulate small zoos
Globe and Mail

MPP wants zoo law with teeth
Ottawa Sun

The CP article was printed in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Belleville Intelligencer, Sudbury Star, Timmins Daily Press, London Free Press, North Bay Nugget, Orillia Packet and Times, Welland Tribune, Kingston-Whig Standard, Windsor Star, Charlottetown Guardian and Montreal Gazette. Please send letters to the editor in support of David Zimmer's Zoo Bill.

23 October 2006
WSPA news release and background materials on new Zoo Bill

Bill to Better regulate "Roadside zoos"
AM 640 Toronto Radio

3 October 2006
Environment Commissioner Slams Ministry of Natural Resources for Neglecting Wildlife

8 September 2006
Zoo slammed on care issues

6 September 2006
Animal rights group decries zoo approvals; three area zoos were cleared despite violations, the group charged
The London Free Press (with permission to post)

5 September 2006

News Release:
The Ministry of Natural Resources doesn't enforce its own rules

Read the MNR's response letter to WSPA's 10-page complaint concerning deplorable conditions at four southwestern Ontario zoos (PDF)

See also video footage from three of the four zoos (Pineridge, Greenview, Licket-Split) at the bottom of this page.


31 August 2006

Media Release:
Ontario Zoo not a Sanctuary but an Asylum


24 August 2006

Humans have duty to ensure animal care
London Free Press

3 August 2006

Media Release:
Animals suffer in heat while government is cool to new standards

July, 2006

Pineridge Zoo cited one of Canada¹s worst
Times Advocate

6 July, 2006

Canadian zoos under fire

Animal rights groups criticize B.C., Ont. zoos

Ontario zoo asks public to judge for themselves
The Toronto Star

Ontario zoo criticized for size of cage holding kangaroo

This CP story was printed in the Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader-Post, New Glasgow Evening News, Cape Breton Post, Welland Tribune, Winnipeg Free Press, Peterborough Examiner, Sudbury Star, Timmins Daily Press, North Bay Nugget, Orillia Packet and Times, Charlottetown Guardian and circulated through Broadcast News. Please submit letters to the editor of these papers and show your support of zoo standards.

Media Release:
London Zoo among the worst in the country
"Tyson" the kangaroo suffers while the Ontario government shrugs responsibility

Video footage from three Ontario zoos, recorded mid-June 2006

Lickety-Split, London

WMV file, 10.4 MB

Pineridge Zoo, Grand Bend

WMV file, 6.2 MB

Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo, Ridgetown

WMV file, 12.2 MB


More video footage of Pineridge Zoo

Monkey pacing - WMV file, 1 MB

Public safety risks - WMV file, 1.3 MB






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