Dead and Suffering Zoo Animals Deserve Justice

Target: The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice for Canada

Goal: Punish the owner who allegedly neglected over 100 animals in a dilapidated zoo.

Over 100 animals suffered when they were reportedly neglected and denied life-saving care at a zoo. Investigators apparently found multiple species of animals in poor health with limited access to food. Demand that justice be served in this case.

“There were animals that didn’t seem to have access to adequate food and water, dilapidated enclosures, animals that appeared to be in need of veterinary care,” stated Ewa Demianowicz of Humane Society International Canada. SPCA Investigators descended on Montreal’s St-Édouard zoo following multiple allegations of animal cruelty and neglect. Visitors claimed that the enclosures were broken down and full of rocks and fallen branches. Grassy patches were seemingly sparse, limiting available food and prompting visitors to bring apples for the deer, alpacas, and goats. The investigation apparently found two alpacas in poor health and four deceased animals, including two tigers.

The zoo has been closed and animal welfare agencies are working together to transport the remaining animals to a safer location. Norman Trahan, the zoo’s owner, has been charged with two counts of cruelty and neglect. Sign below to demand that he receive the maximum penalty possible, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Lametti,

Rescuers are working to move over 100 animals to a safer and healthier location after they were reportedly starved and denied life-saving care at St-Édouard zoo. Four dead animals, including two tigers, and two sick alpacas triggered the investigation that led to one of Montreal’s largest animal cruelty allegations. Visitors claimed that the enclosures were filled with debris and the animals were forced to drink green water. Concerned citizens routinely brought apples for the grazing animals to compensate for their apparent lack of food. This is unacceptable.

The person responsible for the alleged mistreatment of these animals must be punished. I demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case and ensure that the responsible party never be a caretaker for animals again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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66 Comments

  1. Denise Devereux says:

    An Eye for an Eye. We all know and so does the perpetrator that the law is useless and will do nothing to punish or deter such crimes. So until such time as legislators take animal abuse, torture and murder seriously then MORALLY STREET JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL! Stop the next Serial Killers in Training. As world research states monsters like this start their training on animals and then for more fun move on to humans. Children of course first as like animals they cannot fight back. People of the World know that animals and thought no more of than a pot plant owned by some scum. DO THE WORLD A FAVOUR AND RID THE EARCH OF SUCH SCUM.

    • Mark Lack says:

      As “Civilized” people we don’t do “Street Justice”? Because as angry as this makes us, we also feel powerless to prevent it, so we go off to the extreme. I totally agree with people when they talk of an eye for an eye, kill the bastard, etc, but I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in prison, so I don’t commit the act. Do I know how to solve or prevent this, no I do not.

  2. Annette & Jeff Patrone says:

    Yes Denise, we couldn’t agree more!!!

  3. Esther Mooncrest says:

    Therese people should have done to them what they have done to the animals they torture.

  4. Steff Paul says:

    Norman Trahan is nothing but an evil, greedy,selfish A-HOLE, scum of the earth!! Not only should he do a long jail sentence for cruelty & MURDER, but he should also be made to pay ALL medical bills now & in the future for those poor animals & NEVER be allowed near animals ever again. Karma will get you you SOB!!

  5. NORMAN TRAHAN was only charged with 2 counts of cruelty and neglect? Over 100 animals were at the zoo being neglected and suffering. Their lives don’t count? What is wrong with charging this idiot for all the wrong he “allegedly” did. David Lametti…you need to step up for these animals!

  6. Chrissiej says:

    Some of these animals are taken from the other side of the world, taken into captivity (zoo) and then die of starvation or terrible living conditions. They might have well stayed in their own countries and do their best to dodge poachers.

  7. Maria Bertrand says:

    The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice for Canada THIS MONSTER WAS IN IT ONY FOR MONETARY GAIN. HE DID NOT HAVE A THOUGHT FOR THE CARE OF THE ANIMALS THAT WERE ENTRUSTED TO HIM. I DEMAND HE IS CHARGED FOR NEGLECT AND CRUELTY FOR EACH ANIMAL THAT SUFFERED UNDER HIS CARE! AND HE MUST NEVER AGAIN BE IN CONTACT WITH ANY ANIMAL.

    TO EACH LITTLE SOUL I WISH YOU ALL A SPEEDY AND FULL RECOVERY. I PRAY THE LORD WILL GUIDE YOU SO THAT NO MORE EVIL CROSSES YOUR PATH.

    Norman Trahan YOU NEED TO FEEL THE PAIN OF EVERY ANIMAL YOU NEGLECTED AND WAS MADE TO SUFFER AT YOUR HANDS! YOUR TURN WILL COME AND PERHAPS THEN YOU WILLL UNDERSTAND!

  8. Put the owner in jail, take all his money and possessions to pay for the care for the animals still alive. Investigate these so-called zoos on a regular basis before the animals are at death’s door. The laws need to be strengthened in every country for zoos, circuses and rescues. Too many nasty people get away with these atrocities!

  9. Maria Bertrand says:

    The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice for Canada THIS MONSTER WAS IN IT ONY FOR MONETARY GAIN. HE DID NOT HAVE A THOUGHT FOR THE CARE OF THE ANIMALS THAT WERE ENTRUSTED TO HIM. I DEMAND HE IS CHARGED FOR NEGLECT AND CRUELTY FOR EACH ANIMAL THAT SUFFERED UNDER HIS CARE! AND TRIED FOR MURDER FOR EACH LITTLE SOUL THAT DIED UNDER HIS CARE. HE MUST NEVER AGAIN BE IN CONTACT WITH ANY ANIMAL. YES I AGREE WITH SUSAN THESE ZOOS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND VISITED REGULARLY OTHERWISE DON’T OPEN ZOOS! THAT SIMPLE!!!

    TO EACH LITTLE SOUL I WISH YOU ALL A SPEEDY AND FULL RECOVERY. I PRAY THE LORD WILL GUIDE YOU SO THAT NO MORE EVIL CROSSES YOUR PATH. TO THE 4 LITTLE SOULS THAT DIED I KNOW YOU ARE SAFE IN HEAVEN NOW. I AM SO SORRY TO ALL OF YOU FOR WHAT YOU SUFFERED.

    Norman Trahan YOU NEED TO FEEL THE PAIN OF EVERY ANIMAL YOU NEGLECTED AND WAS MADE TO SUFFER AT YOUR HANDS! YOUR END WILL COME AND PERHAPS THEN YOU WILLL UNDERSTAND!

  10. When I first read this I thought it must be occurring in Thailand or Viet Nam or Peru. But God damned Canada????!!! Come on Canada, you are suppose to be a civilized people. What the hell happened to your people that this cruelty to animals is the norm?

  11. T MANABE says:

    For this case it should never have gotten to this point. What took so long to have this zoo and the owner reported. I don’t understand how Canada let this happen. There had to be complaints and notification of this zoo being in such bad conditions, however it appears this has been going on for a while. The so called owner must be prosecuted to allowing the zoo conditions to deteriorate so badly, that animals have been deprived of food, water, & vet care. That’s just the basics. For the animals enclosures to get so badly ruined and dirty again is something that didn’t just happen over night. Someone HAS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY and MUST PAY for these poor animals. And get these animals out of there and sent to reputable sanctuary’s which should have been done long ago!!

  12. Gabriela Torres says:

    Dear Minister Lametti,
    can’t believe that in a country like Canada things like that could happen.
    I beg of you to seek the maximum penalty in this case and ensure that the responsible party never be a caretaker for animals again.
    Thank you!

  13. Jaqueline Pflucker says:

    Dear Minister Lametti,
    The owner as well as the caretaker of the Zoo should be held responsible for this act of cruelty — both should be fined accordingly and end up in jail for the maximum possible time.
    Thank you!

  14. Canada, oh Canada – what the hell is going on?! You cannot possibly condone or excuse this horrific animal abuse. Please do the right thing and rescue these animals and shut down all zois like this. Arrest, castrate, and incarcerate the subhumans who enabled this cruelty

  15. Catherine Dugan says:

    The person responsible for the alleged mistreatment of these animals must be punished! I demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case and ensure that the responsible party never be a caretaker for animals again!

  16. Bern Dra says:

    I demand maximum penalty!

  17. Julian Dugan says:

    Please save these poor animals and prosecute this person imidiatley.

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