Province plans tougher measures to protect animals
Source: Kevin Meisner, 570 News
TORONTO, Ont. - The province is moving to toughen up regulations on the treatment of animals held in zoos and aquariums.
Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur announced a three-point plan Wednesday to develop new standards for caring for captive animals, including a review of the possible licensing of Ontario's more than 60 zoos and aquariums.
She says the province will work with animal experts and other stakeholders to come up with new standards for caring for captive animals.
"There is no place here in Ontario for the mistreatment of animals and I want to make that very clear," Meilleur said.
The minister also wants to improve enforcement though the OSPCA with a final report ready by the spring.
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