Ontario is strengthening protection for animals through regular inspections of zoos and aquariums, by boosting enforcement of animal welfare laws, cracking down on puppy and kitten mills, and enhancing standards of care for marine mammals.
With support from the Ontario government, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) will strengthen protection for animals by:
The OSPCA will also enhance protection for animals in captivity by:
The province will also be seeking technical advice from the scientific community regarding standards of care for all marine mammals, including whales, dolphins and seals. In developing the final regulatory standards the economic and tourism impact of these standards on affected communities will be considered.
Working to protect animals from abuse and neglect is part of the government's plan to work together as One Ontario to address the unique needs of every community, so that we can build a successful, compassionate and united province.
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