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Amidst ongoing protests over and allegations of poor treatment of animals at Marineland in Niagara Falls, the Ontario government is acting to strengthen animal rights enforcement in parks and zoos.
The McGuinty government is planning new amendments to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which has not been updated since 2009.
“Recent reports on the care and treatment of marine mammals have raised concerns over the welfare of these species,” a government spokesperson said. “The McGuinty government takes these concerns seriously.”
The amendments are to improve enforcement of animal protection measures, create new regulations to improve protection of marine mammals in captivity and explore options for licensing zoos and aquariums.
Marineland has been unavaliable for comment at the time of this posting.
The government also released the Report from the Animal Welfare Task Force, which began an investigation in August into the treatment and living conditions of animals, primarily those in shelters.
The task force was composed of government ministries, stakeholders and veterinarians looking to improve conditions and standardize procedures at animal shelters.
There are over 60 zoos in Ontario. That is more than all other provinces in Canada combined.
Я изо всех сил старался не показать вида и сохранить хладнокровие, хотя не мог оторвать глаз от того, кем восхищался теперь еще больше.
Если они проскочили через саванну, то, наверно, оставили около леса одного или двух часовых.
Впрочем, это к делу не относится.
И даже если они не предадут его, разве можно надеяться сохранить все в тайне