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Recent Releases from WSPA

Death of Zimmer Zoo Bill not the end for roadside zoo animals

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2007 16:49:27 EST Read More

ONTARIO: Death of Zimmer Zoo Bill not the end for roadside zoo animals Interview Opportunity - Melissa Tkachyk, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) Programs Officer Toronto, June 5, 2007--As the Ontario legislature adjourns today, the Zimmer Zoo Bill (Bill 154) is dead. Melissa Tkachyk (Ta-kaw-chik), WSPA Programs Officer, is disappointed that the government didn't act on this issue which is clearly in the public interest. Ms Tkachyk also says there are still options ...... Click here to read this release



Tragic BC mauling should be wake up call for Ontario

Published Sat, 12 May 2007 16:05:53 EST Read More

Media Release - For immediate release - May 12, 2007 WSPA calls on McGuinty Government to quickly pass Bill 154 - a Private Members Bill introduced in October 2006 by Willowdale MPP David Zimmer to regulate roadside zoos (Toronto, Ontario) The recent death of a BC woman, mauled by a tiger at a roadside zoo, should be a wake-up call to the Ontario government. Ontario has zoo regulations weaker than those in BC, says the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). "Roadside z...... Click here to read this release



London residents learn about Zimmer Zoo Bill

Published Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:22:14 EST Read More

For Immediate Release - News Release Attention News and Assignment Editors London residents learn how Zimmer Zoo Bill (Bill 154) safeguards animals, zoo visitors and neighbouring communities (London, Ontario, February 21, 2007) The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) continued their four city tour with a stop in London tonight, holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed Regulation of Zoos Act (Bill 154). Attendees learned how the MPP David Zimmer's Private Member's Bi...... Click here to read this release



Barrie residents learn about Zimmer Zoo Bill

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2007 09:48:00 EST Read More

For Immediate Release - News Release Attention News and Assignment Editors Barrie residents learn how Zimmer Zoo Bill (Bill 154) safeguards animals, zoo visitors and neighbouring communities (Barrie, Ontario, February 20, 2007) The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) continued their four city tour in Barrie tonight with a public meeting to discuss the proposed Regulation of Zoos Act (Bill 154). Attendees learned how Willowdale MPP David Zimmer's Private Member's Bill will a...... Click here to read this release



Chatham residents learn about Zimmer Zoo Bill

Published Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:04:43 EST Read More

For Immediate Release – News Release Attention News and Assignment Editors Chatham residents learn how Zimmer Zoo Bill (Bill 154) safeguards animals, zoo visitors and neighbouring communities (Chatham, Ontario, February 19, 2007) The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) kicked off a four city tour beginning in Chatham tonight with a public meeting to discuss the proposed Regulation of Zoos Act (Bill 154). Attendees learned how the MPP David Zimmer’s Private Member’s B...... Click here to read this release



97 percent of Ontarians surveyed say zoos must meet professional standards

Published Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:02:54 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Attention News and Assignment Editors: MPP David Zimmer’s Bill 154 aims to protect animals and people (Toronto, Ontario, February 19, 2007) A province-wide poll released today indicates the vast majority of Ontarians believe zoo operators should be required to obtain a license and comply with professional animal welfare and public safety standards. The poll, conducted by Oraclepoll Research*, asked 1,000 Ontarians across the province a series of questions on issu...... Click here to read this release



London - Roadside Zoos, Free Information Session

Published Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:42:40 EST Read More

Learn how Bill 154 will set zoo animal welfare standards and protect public health and safety London – Public Information Session on Roadside Zoos (London, 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 ...... Click here to read this release



Chatham - Roadside Zoos, Free Information Session

Published Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:40:44 EST Read More

Learn how Bill 154 will set zoo animal welfare standards and protect public health and safety Chatham – Public Information Session on Roadside Zoos (Chatham, 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 discu...... Click here to read this release



Brantford - Roadside Zoos, Free Information Session

Published Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:39:36 EST Read More

Learn how Bill 154 will set zoo animal welfare standards and protect public health and safety Brantford – Public Information Session on Roadside Zoos (Brantford, 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 di...... Click here to read this release



Barrie - Roadside Zoos, Free Information Session

Published Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:38:31 EST Read More

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...... Click here to read this release