Hon. Mel Knight, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Hon. Jack Hayden Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon. Verlyn Olsen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Alberta
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by June 14, 2012
Canada's worst roadside zoo, Guzoo Animal Farm in Three Hills, Alberta, is closing. It's great news that this unsafe facility is finally being shut down! While it's wonderful that Alberta's Sustainable Resource Development agency has revoked this facility's zoo license, unfortunately many of the animals kept there are not covered under that particular permit.
An estimated 180 animals (including camels, turtles, birds, dogs, cats and goats) will have to stay at this terrible facility.
Guzoo losing its zoo permit comes as a direct results of the efforts of animals advocates who wrote letters and signed actions like this one. We can't stop now -- all the animals at Guzoo deserve to find a safe and happy home.
Please send a message to these ministers in Alberta and ask that they get all the animals out of Guzoo, not just those listed as controlled species in the Alberta Wildlife Act.
I want to thank your government for taking action and revoking the zoo permit of Guzoo Animal Farm in Three Hills, Alberta. This zoo has been the focus of significant concern by many Canadians, visiting tourists, the media and animal welfare groups such as the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA_ and Zoocheck Canada.
However, by limiting the scope of your action and removing only those animals included on the Alberta Wildlife Act's Controlled Species List, many animals will be left behind to endure terrible conditions at this substandard facility.
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Based on numerous Zoocheck reports, this facility has had a very long history of failing to care properly for its animals. On multiple occasions visitors have witnesses many sick, injured and neglected animals, housed in filthy, unsafe conditions, many without a supply of clean drinking water or proper food.
I request that you use the full authority of the government and its animal cruelty legislation to remove all animals from Guzoo.
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