Wild HeartsA mini-documentary about the wild horses of Alberta.
There are less than 1,700 wild horses remaining in the foothills of Alberta. Despite these small numbers, the ranching community, supported by the Alberta government, has engaged in years of management actions that have led to their drastic reduction and could possibly take them to extinction. There are no protections in place to save wild horses from government sanctioned controls, including culling.
Anti-wild horse proponents say the horses are foreign, invasive (feral) animals that are damaging the environment. In fact, horses emerged in North America before spreading to other parts of the world and they co-evolved with the natural systems that still exist in Canada, so they should be viewed as returned native wild animals that serve an important ecological role in the landscapes they inhabit. As well, horses have served humanity for centuries and deserve to live wild and free in Canada.
Presented by Zoocheck
Produced by Inder Nirwan
Music and sound by Kiklo Music
#NoLoveForMarineland Petition VideoYou've heard the jingle "Everyone Loves Marineland"? We don't think that's true. The truth is not everyone loves Marineland. Add your voice and sign our "No Love For Marineland" petition. After you sign, upload a video of you saying "I've got No Love For Marineland" to your social feeds with the hashtag #NoLoveForMarineland to show your support. The more people that sign, the more proof we have that Not Everyone Loves Marineland!
Help Keep The Spy Beluga Whale in the OceanFor the past two weeks, a beluga that has come to be known as Spy Whale, has thrilled locals along the Arctic coast of Norway.
The white whale, who was wearing a harness equipped with two Go Pro mounts, turned up around fishing vessels in late April and has stayed in the waters of Hammerfest. Hundreds of people from the small north Norwegian town watch the whale which has become a local, and international celebrity.
The harness was successfully removed from the SPY whale by representatives of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, together with local fishermen. No one has come forward to say they are responsible for the harness wearing whale, but it's clear that he was in previously in captivity.
The whale has become known as the SPY whale as many believe he escaped from a Russian military facility but, so far, no one has come forward to confirm that.
Throughout the world, attitudes about the keeping of whales in captivity are changing. No longer is it just accepted that whales should be in captivity. But, already, advisors to the fisheries officials in Norway are suggesting that SPY whale should be sent to a captive facility (meaning aquarium). SPY whale deserves better.
Norwegian authorities should be reaching out the whale rescue, rehabilitation and retirement experts to explore alternative options for SPY whale. A sea pen in natural ocean water is better than a tank. SPY whale does not appear to be catching the live fish he needs and is currently being provisioned so there's no rush to move him.
If you agree that an alternative to the standard model of captivity should be found for SPY whale, watch the video and send a respectful message to the email at the end (Norwegian Fisheries Ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Let's keep SPY whale in the ocean.
Exotic Pets: Guidelines for husbandry and Inspection & EMODEA presentation by Clifford Warwick at Exotic Pets in Canada: Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues (October 5, 2018 - Toronto)
Overview of exotic pet issues globally: Problems, trends and emerging issuesA presentation by Vanessa Amoroso, Global Campaign Manager - Exotic Pets at the Exotic Pets in Canada: Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues. Toronto, Canada, October 5, 2018. Hosted by World Animal Protection and Zoocheck.
CSI JURASSIC Investigating the ExoticA session titled CSI - Jurassic Investigating the Exotic with Dr. Adrian Walton, DVM, Dewdney Animal Hospital at the Exotic Pets in Canada: Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues workshop. October 5, 2018, Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Zoocheck and World Animal Protection.
Dispelling the Myths, Cormorants in the Great Lakes BasinA look at double-crested cormorants in the Great Lakes Basin and the issues and challenges they face.
Theory vs Practice, Animal Welfare Assessment FrameworksA presentation about the practicalities of animal welfare assessment frameworks by Michele Hamers, MSc, at the Exotic Pets in Canada: Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues workshop. Toronto, Canada, October 5, 2018. Hosted by Zoocheck and World Animal Protection.
Exotic Pets in Canada: Issues, challenges and realities and Animal WelfareExotic Pets in Canada: Issues, challenges and realities & Animal Welfare presented by Rob Laidlaw, Executive Director, Zoocheck, at the Exotic Pets in Canada: Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues workshop. October 5, 2018, Toronto, Canada.
Legal Aspects of the Exotic Pet TradeA presentation on positive lists by Lesli Bisgould L.L.B. at the Exotic Pets in Canada, Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues workshop, October 5, 2018, Toronto Canada.
Regulating Exotic Pets An Introduction to the Pet Positive ListA presentation on positive lists by Michele Hamers, MSc, at the Exotic Pets in Canada, Practical information, tools and solutions for addressing new and emerging issues workshop, October 5, 2018, Toronto Canada. Presented by Zoocheck and World Animal Protection.
Reptile pets: sourcing, stress and sociobiologyA discussion of captive reptile pet issues. Presented at Exotic Pets in Canada symposium on October 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.