Following a 2019 investigation by the Montreal SPCA, Normand Trahan - former owner of the St-Édouard Zoo - plead guilty to provincial animal welfare charges. Over 200 animals were seized during the investigation, including lions, tigers, zebras, bears, wolves, kangaroos, and primates. The animals were found in a state of neglect amounting to abuse. Trahan has been sentenced to nearly $7,000 in fines and a prohibition from owning animals for commercial purposes. Read more here.