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Open your eyes to the astonishing world of fish with scientist Jonathan Balcombe

Think Fish Are Boring? Well Think Again! WHAT A FISH KNOWS, THE INNER LIVES OF OUR UNDERWATER COUSINS an illustrated presentation, Q & A and book signing with Dr. Jonathan Balcombe Wednesday September 28, 2016 7 – 9 pm Palmerston Library Theatre 560 Palmerston Avenue Toronto, Ontario Click Here for […]


An Alternative Future for Looking at Non-wild Wildlife

By Kathryn Sussman  (June 12, 2016)   Will alternative displays and virtual zoos begin to replace traditional zoos in the not too distant future? Rather than looking at caged animals in unnatural and, more often than not, inadequate conditions, there are now exciting and diverse alternatives to the traditional zoo […]


First stage of Wild Horse Campaign a Success

But it’s Only a Temporary Reprieve as we Prepare for Stage Two. Zoocheck’s 18 month investigation and review of the Alberta government’s assertions that wild horses are overpopulating the landscape and causing ecological damage has found no scientific evidence supporting those claims. After reviewing all publicly available materials, as well […]


Ontario’s wishy-washy captive marine mammal regulations not worth the wait

The Ontario government received thousands of letters, including testimony from many world renowned experts, and a 115,000 person petition calling for substantive action to protect marine mammals in captivity in Ontario. The Government knew about the large, high profile, protests taking place outside of Marineland in Niagara Falls and the […]


Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered: Documentary & Discussion

    Join us for a screening of the documentary Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered. A must see film exposing the truth about whale and dolphins in captivity. Film to be followed by a discussion on the new Ontario Marine Mammal Captivity standards and a Q&A session with Zoocheck’s Director Rob Laidlaw.   […]


Internet Bird Videos: Not So Cute

In celebration of National Bird Day 2016, Barry Kent MacKay, Senior Program Associate for Born Free USA, ornithological artist and lifelong bird enthusiast, is writing a special five-part blog series. Below is the first installment. Published 12/14/15 Yes, sure… I love birds. And yes, I’ve studied, observed, and obsessed over […]