Wildlife protection through science, education and ethics...
About ZOOCHECK CANADA
Zoocheck Canada is a national animal protection charity established in 1984 to promote and protect the wellbeing of wild animals. We are the only Canadian organization with a specific focus on captive wild animal issues. Thousands of animals are held captive in zoos, aquariums and private menageries and many more are brought into the country by circuses, traveling shows and entertainment companies. Thousands of exotic species, many caught in the wild, are imported into Canada, joining the thousands of animals already bought and sold in the exotic pet trade. The laws prohibiting the exploitation and abuse of these animals are weak and poorly enforced in many parts of Canada. Over the years, Zoocheck's campaigns have resulted in the closure of some of Canada's worst zoos; the cancellation of plans to construct new zoos and aquariums; improved husbandry conditions; new or improved bylaws; a greater awareness of wildlife issues; and support for projects that protect animals in the wild.