New Brunswick SPCA Investigation Into Cherry Brook Zoo

Ottawa (April 4, 2019) — Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) is aware of the concerns being expressed regarding the New Brunswick SPCA’s investigation into the inhumane euthanasia of a number of guinea pigs at the Cherry Brook Zoo in New Brunswick.

CAZA has a formal ethics and standards compliance investigation process Ethics& Compliance Complaint Resolution Process used for animal welfare and public safety complaints. The process has been initiated.
No comments will be made on this matter until the investigation is complete.

About CAZA

Founded in 1975, CAZA is the leading animal welfare standards development organization in Canada. Its standards development process includes expert opinion from researchers, biologists, and academia to ensure that our standards reflect the latest in animal welfare research, organizational management, and public safety protocols. Through a science-based approach, CAZA’s standards bridge the ethical concerns regarding zoos and aquariums, and are currently the only pan-Canada set of standards mandating zoological facilities in the country. Out of hundreds of zoos in Canada, only 29 have received CAZA accreditation through independent inspection.



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