Why is City of London considering settlement with Reptilia?

Another court postponement to May 24th as City and Reptilia not yet agreed on terms of “offer to settle” in City-initiated legal action After waiting more than 9 months for the March 18, 2024 trial date in the City of London vs. Reptilia case, the court appearance lasted less than […]

Senate Hearing Testimony Illustrates Why Zoos and Elephants are a Bad Mix

Hearings now complete, Senate Committee study to follow An Opinion Editorial by Barry Kent MacKay On April 11, 2024, the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs held a hearing with stakeholders to consider Bill S-15, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code and the Wild Animal and Plant […]

Support Bill S-15 for elephants & great apes!

SUPPORT BILL S-15! A BIG STEP FORWARD FOR CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS IN CANADA     Bill S-15 is now in the midst of 2nd reading hearings. They should be completed by the end of May 2024. Elephants and great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans) are highly sentient animals who have […]

Eco-Literature: Creative Writing as Advocacy

Eco-literature: Creative Writing as Advocacy Wednesday May 29, 2024, 7 – 8 pm EST Join author, advocate and veterinarian Nadja Lubiw-Hazard for a reading, discussion, and Q&A. Nadja will read from her recently published short story, “Captive”, based on Yupi, a polar bear held captive in a tropical zoo in […]

Eco Grief – Rejuvenate yourself!

Reenergize yourself to feel more resilient, empowered and hopeful. Sign up for ECO GRIEF, a special multi-session working group conducted by author, veterinarian and Zoocheck board member Nadja Lubiw-Hazard. The program runs from March 14 – April 18.

Second kangaroo escape sympton of Ontario’s inaction on exotic animals

Escapes, human injuries and deaths, animal suffering and perpetual problems for municipalities the result of lack of exotic animal regulation in Ontario While some reporting of the escaped kangaroos treat the incidents very lightly, they are actually a sign of a very problematic, broken system in Ontario. Unlike most other […]

Whitby says NO to prohibited exotic animals at Nova’s Ark

Congratulations & Thank You to Whitby Town Council and Staff for Protecting Children and Animals On Monday January 8th, the Town of Whitby’s Committee of the Whole said NO to prohibited wild and exotic animals staying at the Nova’s Ark children’s camp. The facility houses 350 animals representing a wide […]

Despite claims, wild horse numbers stable for 5 years

Despite claims Alberta wild horse numbers rapidly increasing, government forced to acknowledge they’ve been stable for past 5 years Alberta’s entire wild horse population is just over 1,400 individuals, a remarkably small number of animals dispersed, some in isolated populations, over a number of Equine Management Zones (EMZs). The Sundre […]

Jane Goodall Act moving slowly but surely

Bill S-241 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (great apes, elephants and certain other animals), short titled the Jane Goodall Act, will be moving to Senate of Canada hearings in the near future. There […]

Must read new book about Chilcotin wild horses

The Wild Horses of the Chilcotin: Their History and Future Written by renowned wildlife biologist Wayne McCrory. Now available for pre-order at most booksellers.   The Chilcotin’s wild horses are romantic and beautiful, but they are also controversial: they are seen by government policy as intruders competing for range land […]