Ontario Animal Care Review Board Upholds Seizure of Animals from Bervie Zoo

The Animal Care Review Board (ACRB) upheld the decision of Animal Welfare Services (AWS) to seize several animals––including two Zebras, an Olive Baboon, and four Macaws––from Bervie Zoological Park located in Kincardine, Ontario. The zoo’s operator argued that the animals should be returned to them because AWS had not provided proper care for the animals since they were removed. The ACRB disagreed, noting that the animals were removed from an environment causing distress and that their improved physical condition, behavior, and overall health was the result of the better quality of care provided since their removal.