Animal Behaviour


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 […]


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We were right, zoos were wrong: Elephants better off

by Barry Kent MacKay Now that emotive rhetoric has faded and the third anniversary fast approaches, let us pause to think about what happened three years ago this fall. Toronto Zoo had three African elephants: Toka, Iringa, and zoo-born Thika. Last year, Iringa, who had arrived with serious, increasingly painful […]


New Legal Action to Relieve Lucy’s Distress

For Immediate Release September 6, 2016 Zoocheck and Voice for Animals Launch New Legal Action to Relieve Lucy’s Distress In the ongoing battle to have zoo standards enforced in Alberta to protect Lucy, the lone elephant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, Zoocheck and Voice for Animals has filed an Originating […]


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 […]