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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 […]


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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 […]


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), […]


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, […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]