Quebec Roadside Zoo Accused of Abusing Animals
In a news that has bought the cruel practices of roadside zoos in the public front once again, several unsealed court documents have surfaced in the media pointing to the cruel practices being followed by a roadside zoo in Quebec. A group of mothers is particularly upset about this news. Some say that they bring their kids in strollers to the zoo. Others say that they would rather leave them at home in the baby swing.
Normand Trahan, the owner of St-Edouard Zoo, has been charged with providing unsanitary and unsatisfactory conditions for the zoo animals. After a warrant was issued in May, more than 100 animals were seized from the enclosures and sent to the state veterinary hospitals to be treated and cared for.
An investigation last October had revealed that the animals were being kept in small and unsafe cages and were often found to be dehydrated and malnourished. Investigators were appalled to see the condition of the animals and immediately moved to court demanding their immediate release to safer places.
Even though the allegations remain untested in court, the documents provide some hard facts of a young lioness named Layla that died due to an improper diet. The shocking thing is that Trahan had been warned of her condition, yet he ignored her.
Hopefully, justice might arrive soon for those who have suffered under the tyrant’s wrath and that the accused will be given a just punishment for his sins.