OTTAWA (June 11, 2020) –
“Quebec’s accredited zoos and aquariums were instrumental in preparing the industry’s COVID-19 health safety plan, today’s announcement by Minister Proulx is welcome news” said Jim Facette, Executive Director.
The summer weather is here, tourist season is at our doorstep, accredited zoos and aquariums are ready to welcome visitors back as they demonstrate the balance between health safety and economic realty of being closed.
“Unfortunately, our accredited member Aquarium du Quebec will not be able to open, we have more work to do to demonstrate aquariums across Canada can indeed open safely.”
CAZA is the voice of zoos and aquariums in Canada. We are the leading organization in Canadian animal welfare standards development, our accreditation process includes expert standards set by leading researchers, biologists, and academia who ensure we reflect the latest in animal welfare research, organizational management, and public safety protocols. Through a science-based approach, CAZA’s accreditation bridges the ethical concerns with conservation and the public interest.
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