Ontario Pet Store Criticized for its Ability to Care for Animals Passes Provincial Inspection

A recent report by World Animal Protection identified Northern Exotics, a pet store and education centre located in Sudbury, Ontario, as one of eleven facilities in the province that violated Ontario regulations related to animal health and welfare. Following the publication of that report, Northern Exotics owner Dennis Epp said a provincial inspector visited the facility and passed it. Michèle Hamers, with World Animal Protection, said this does not detract from the report's main point: “Ontario is the only province that doesn't regulate [animal welfare] accurately and is the only province that still has roadside zoos.”