Shut Down Roadside Zoo Where Animals Were Allegedly Abused

Target: Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for Ontario, Canada

Goal: Demand the immediate closure of a roadside zoo where animals were allegedly abused and forced to live in inadequate conditions.

Animals were reportedly physically abused and forced to live in small cages at a roadside zoo in Ontario. Zoo employees reportedly spoke of the animals being hit and even dying due to neglect. Demand the immediate shutdown of this cruel zoo.

A shocking undercover video reportedly showed animals being abused at Ontario’s Papanack Zoo. Per the video, the animals were hit by zoo employees and paced back and forth in small cages, indicating distress. The animals were also reportedly taken from their mothers at young ages to be used as selfie props. Animal Justice, an Ontario-based organization of lawyers fighting for animal protection, released the video in hopes of enforcing stricter regulations on roadside zoos.

The Papanack Zoo remains in operation despite these shocking claims. Sign below and demand the immediate shutdown of the Papanack Zoo and stricter regulations at all roadside zoos for the safety of the animals.


Dear Minister Lalonde,

Several animals have died and many have reportedly suffered horrific abuse at the Papanack Zoo. The animals were allegedly physically abused by the zoo employees. We demand the immediate shutdown of this cruel zoo.

Per the video, posted by Animal Justice, a zoo manager admitted that he trained a lion cub by hitting the animal across the face repeatedly. Multiple deer reportedly died when they ran into a fence and broke their necks. Baby animals were allegedly removed from their mothers at a young age for use in selfies, and other animals were shown pacing and rocking in small cages.

This horrific abuse must be stopped. We demand that you shut down the Papanack Zoo immediately and enforce stricter regulations on roadside zoos.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Animal Justice

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  1. Sharon Murdy says:

    I’m disgusted this can be allowed to continue – it’s barbaric ??????

  2. Linda Cummings says:

    He is a sick son of a bitch.

  3. they are so brave these sickening idiots, so easy to hurt something, shame they do not turn and kill this vile piece of crap, i know they would be put down but it must be better that this, how long does it take to shut these evil places down, and make sure all animals go some where safe and to be loved.

  4. KatWrangler WELCH says:

    ALL roadside zoos should be closed ASAP. They have NO reason to exist. They do not protect species, or educate people.
    It’s all about the money 🙁

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