EXPOSED: Zoo Cruelty Caught on Hidden Camera

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Animals in zoos need your help r33    SHOCKING: Papanack Zoo Cruelty Exposed In Secret Video   WATCH NOW

Dear PAOV, 

Papanack Zoo, a roadside zoo in Ottawa, was just exposed for disturbing animal cruelty in new footage released by Animal Justice. The secretly-recorded video reveals:

  • Zoo management admitting to beating a baby lion
  • A raccoon, skunk and bobcat prodded and having their mouths pried open with a cord during a photoshoot for the reality TV show ‘Billy Goes North’
  • Baby animals stolen from their mothers to be used as selfie props
  • Animals confined in tiny cages exhibiting repetitive stereotypic behaviour—often a sign of severe mental distress
Ontario is the roadside zoo capital of Canada because it has the worst zoo laws in the country. Even hairstylists need a license to do business, yet anyone can open up a zoo without a license or government oversight. There's no way for the government to shut down a zoo, no matter how bad the conditions might be for the animals imprisoned against their wills. 

Please help us combat zoo cruelty: Demand that zoos be licensed and regulated!
  TAKE ACTION The situation is desperate for animals confined in zoos. Without government oversight, animals are left out in the cold and there is no way to shut down an abusive zoo.
Please take action by asking the Ontario government to protect animals from zoo cruelty. Then, please share widely on social media using the hashtag #PapanackZooCruelty.

Together, we can expose zoo cruelty and fight for better animal protection laws.

Camille Labchuk
Executive Director P.S. Please support our work for animal protection and the whistleblowers who expose animal abuse by making a special gift to Animal Justice.   TAKE ACTION Animal Justice leads the legal fight for animal protection in Canada. Our lawyers work to pass strong new animal protection laws, push to prosecute animal abusers, and fight on behalf of animals in court.

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