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Exotic pet workshops coming up soon!

Zoocheck and World Animal Protection are hosting three events dealing with a variety of issues associated with the keeping of wild (exotic) animals as pets. The events take place in Moncton, New Brunswick (October 1), Vancouver, British Columbia (October 3) and Toronto, Ontario (October 5). Each event will be of […]


First ever wild horse symposium in Alberta June 1st

The first ever symposium on Alberta’s wild horses featuring a day of informative and inspiring presentations about wild horse history, culture, management and protection by leading scientists and experts and an evening keynote address (7 pm) by renowned Alberta historian Dr. Max Foran. Price includes day presentations, evening keynote and […]


Vancouver Talk by Rob Laidlaw on March 27th

Nature in a Box, The paradoxical and dangerous world of zoos and aquariums with Zoocheck founder and author Rob Laidlaw A thought provoking illustrated journey into the world of wild animal captivity March 27, 2018, 7.30 pm (doors open 7 pm) Library Square Conference Center Alma Vandusen & Peter Kaye […]

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Declaración acerca de Yupik la Osa Polar Mexicana – El Zoológico de Morelia Zoo y el Gobernador Sabotean el Futuro de Yupik

Medical examination reports and letters (Spanish) Con gran pesar compartimos la triste noticia que la noche del 23 de Febrero, a días de finalizar un esfuerzo masivo de varios años, el Parque Zoológico Benito Juárez (Zoológico de Morelia) y el gobernador de Michoacán, Silvano Aureola, incumplieron abruptamente el acuerdo legal […]


Morelia Zoo and Governor Sabotaging Yupik’s Future

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that last night Friday 23nd of February, just days before a massive multi-year effort was about to be finalized, the Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia Zoo) and the Governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles, abruptly breached the legal agreement with […]


ANIMALS8x10 – A don’t miss event Nov 30th

8 AMAZING SPEAKERS, 1 AMAZING NIGHT An evening of celebration, dialogue and inspiration. Lesli Bisgould (Canada’s original animal rights lawyer), Theodore Tsaousidis (meditation and psycho-spiritual teacher), Liz White (veteran political activist and Animal Alliance founder), Rob Laidlaw (the original Zoochecker and best-selling children’s author), Sheryl Fink (Canada’s veteran seal campaigner), […]


Time for Change at Spruce Haven Zoo in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Ben the black bear has spent more than 25 years in a tiny, substandard cage at the Spruce Haven (Nature Park) Zoo, a small privately-operated zoo in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Able to walk only for a few seconds in one direction or another, Ben is confined on a hard […]


Journey to Churchill exhibit disappointing

Commentary by Rob Laidlaw Originally posted October 20, 2014 During a recent visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, I stopped in at the Assiniboine Park Zoo to have a look at their new Journey to Churchill exhibit. Reportedly constructed at a cost of $80 million, the exhibit complex is the first phase […]


Toronto Consultation on Exotic Animals – Participate Now!

For years, a handful of businesses (including several zoos) have been allowed to bring prohibited exotic animals into the City of Toronto for “educational” presentations, shows and exhibits under an exemption for organizations and businesses associated with the zoo industry. A wide variety of animals, including giant constricting snakes, kangaroos, […]


Report challenges value of cetacean captivity

Media Release December 14, 2016 REPORT CHALLENGES CLAIMS THAT KEEPING WHALES AND DOLPHINS CAPTIVE IS JUSTIFIABLE The recent deaths of beluga whales Qila and Aurora have thrust the issue of captive display of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Vancouver back into the spotlight. The Vancouver Humane Society and Zoocheck […]