No more wild animal entertainment!
Thousands of innocent wild animals like sloths, tiger cubs and alligators are abused for the sake of entertainment every day. Forced to perform, interact with people and be used as photo props causes wild animals stress, discomfort and suffering. No wild animal deserves to be used for human entertainment.
Shockingly, in Canada, some zoos and more than 150 mobile zoos still use wild animals like monkeys, alligators and sloths for entertainment purposes.
Mobile zoos or Mobile Live Animal Programs (MLAP) are any type of commercial program where live animals are brought in to "entertain" the public such as travelling exhibits or hands-on animal encounters for events like birthday parties, corporate functions and school visits. Some mobile zoos might claim they are doing conservation work, however baby sloths are torn from their mothers and then imported into Canada to be used for entertainment.
While it seems that wild animals used in mobile zoos are well cared for, don't be fooled. Transportation and handling of wild animals are usually not in their best interest. When wild animals are transported over long distances and have hundreds of people touch them during a single day, they can experience severe stress, discomfort, and suffering. Not only are these interactions cruel, but they can also pose a serious health risk to people through bites and exposure to pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, which can be carried and shed by reptiles and other animals common in MLAPs.
Prior to Covid-19 there was an exponential growth of mobile zoo businesses, harming thousands of animals. With pandemic restrictions lifting, World Animal Protection is concerned that these businesses will thrive once more and impact an even greater number of wild animals if not stopped.
Sign the petition now to let your provincial government know that holding and petting wild animals is unacceptable. You can also do your part by not hiring a mobile zoo or participating in any event where you can interact with wild animals.
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Let your provincial government know that holding and petting wild animals is unacceptable.