Investigation Reveals Widespread Cruelty at Ontario’s Zoos

CTV’s W5 broadcast to the nation undercover footage documented by Animal Justice at roadside zoos across Ontario. The footage revealed widespread animal suffering, including psychological distress, physical injuries, and death. Camille Labchuk, Executive Director of Animal Justice, said “Ontario is the Wild West. There's almost no oversight over zoos. There's no regulations and no licence required to set up a zoo. So I can't build a patio in my backyard without a permit, but I could open up a zoo and fill it with wild, dangerous, exotic animals.”