wildlife protection


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” […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Review of Ontario animal welfare system announced

NOTE: Various media reports have erroneously described the Zoocheck/Animal Alliance review as an “investigation into the OSPCA.” That is not correct. The intention of this project is to produce a comprehensive report on the entire animal welfare system in Ontario. Media Release – October 25, 2016 ZOOCHECK AND ANIMAL ALLIANCE […]


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 […]


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 […]