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Barrie - Roadside Zoos, Free Information Session

Tuesday, February 6th 2007 3:38:31pm

Learn how Bill 154 will set zoo animal welfare standards
and protect public health and safety

Barrie – Public Information Session on Roadside Zoos

(Barrie, Ontario)  Last October, Liberal MPP David Zimmer introduced Bill 154, “The Regulation of Zoos Act,” which could help the hundreds of animals suffering in roadside zoos across Ontario.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is holding public information sessions in communities that have roadside zoos to discuss the implications of the Zimmer Bill, how it will improve the lives of roadside zoo animals, and what you can do to ensure it becomes law.

The next information session takes place on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 in Barrie from 6 to 8 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, 410 St. Vincent Street.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free session.

Visit or call 1-800-363-WSPA (9772) for more information.

Additional Locations:

Brantford - Thursday, February 22, 6-8pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 90, 21 Oak Street

London - Wednesday, February 21, 6-8pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263, 499 Hill Street

Chatham - Monday, February 19, 6-8pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 28, 304 St. Clair St.


For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Melissa Tkachyk, Campaigns Officer, Canada, WSPA, 416-369-0044 ext. 108, cell: 416-712-3468, tkachyk(at)

Brent Kulba (ECO Media Relations), 416-972-7401

WSPA is an animal welfare charity organization that works internationally and locally to end cruelty to animals through field work, campaigning, and education.  For more information, visit