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Opinion: A Bird Artist Perspective on Birds in Zoos

By Barry Kent MacKay (September 9, 2022) As a part-time professional bird illustrator, I visit a lot of zoos to look at, and sketch, birds. But as a naturalist, a bird-lover, and part time professional animal protectionist, as well as an artist, I spend a lot more time observing birds […]


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Wild Horses Heading for Extinction, Make Sure That Doesn’t Happen

Alberta’s Last Wild Horses, Heading toward extinction? Behind closed doors and away from the public eye, Government of Alberta staff have developed their latest wild horse management plan. A draft of the plan is reportedly now on Minister Jason Nixon’s desk waiting for approval. If past plans are any indication, […]


Say no to large or venomous reptiles in downtown Toronto

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD TO PROTECT ANIMALS AND PEOPLE PLEASE ACT TODAY! THERE IS LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO GO! A private zoo business called Reptilia applied for an exemption to the prohibited animal provisions in the City of Toronto’s “Animal Control Bylaw”. The exemption would allow them to keep […]


Winnipeg’s New Proposed Rules for Exotic Pets in Jeopardy

Exotic animal owners campaigning against better protection for animals The City of Winnipeg is conducting a review of their Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) Bylaw and has proposed a number of ideas for improving and modernizing it. If adopted, those ideas would make Winnipeg a national leader in the protection of […]


WILD AMONG US: exotic pet webinar series – Public registration now open

**For professionals and anyone else interested in the protection of exotic animals** Zoocheck and World Animal Protection invite you to attend our free webinar series on exotic animal issues pertaining to the trade, regulation, seizure and sheltering of exotic animals kept as pets and the associated animal welfare, public health […]


Fight Ontario government plan that will allow every small game license holder to kill up to 1500 cormorants a month!

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR COMMENTS ON THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO ALLOW EVERY SMALL GAME LICENSE HOLDER TO KILL UP TO 1500 CORMORANTS A MONTH A short while ago the Ontario government announced, through an Environmental Bill of Rights website posting, their plan to designate cormorants as a “game” […]