A 2003 report by a non-profit organisation Zoocheck Canada
recommended the zoo should be shut down."It was a shameful reminder of what zoos continue to do in the name of conservation and education," said Shubhobroto Ghosh, one of the inspectors and author of the Indian Zoo Inquiry.
"5 Elephants" is an exciting nonfiction title about 5 elephant (true) stories by the President of Zoocheck Canada
, Rob Laidlaw.
Rob Laidlaw, of Zoocheck Canada
, said: "Arturo is in distress.
and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) asked for a declaration that the City of Edmonton was in breach of the Animal Protection Act, arguing that her health, isolation, and Edmonton's severe climate caused her to be an animal in distress.
As director of the wildlife protection agency, Zoocheck Canada
, the author has firsthand knowledge of the deplorable living conditions and abuse animals are subjected to in the name of entertainment.
Rob Laidlaw is the director of Zoocheck Canada
, a wildlife protection organization.
The applicants (a coalition of the Animal Alliance of Canada, the Animal Protection Institute, the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund, the Dene Nation, and Zoocheck Canada
Inc.) argued that the Regulations violate the Migratory Birds Convention and are thus ultra vires the implementing legislation, the stated purpose of which is to "implement the Convention." (71) This argument was successful before the Federal Court, and the Regulations were found to be ultra vires insofar as they authorize the killing of Ross geese and other species not easily distinguishable from snow geese.
Julie Woodyer, of animal watchdog group Zoocheck Canada
, said: "I think it's a deplorable environment for any wildlife."
During the past 11 years his limited-edition prints have been used to raise funds for such organizations as the National Ballet of Canada, the Aquatic Museum of Canada and Zoocheck Canada
, as well as for the 1981 Canada Summer Games.
Author and founder of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck Canada
explains how to tell the difference between zoos that confine wild animals in dismal conditions unlike their real habitat, and progressive zoos that treat captive wild animals with compassion and respect.