OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums
(CAZA), the national organization representing accredited zoological
institutions, today applauded the introduction in the New Brunswick
legislature of a motion calling for a review of the legislative and
regulatory framework governing exotic animals and the licensing of zoos
"On behalf of Canada's accredited zoo and aquarium community, I want to
thank the Member for Dalhousie-Restigouche East for introducing this
motion," said Massimo Bergamini, Executive Director of Canada's
Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. "We're hopeful that his motion will be
debated in a spirit of bi-partisanship and will result in the
undertaking of a speedy and full review."
This motion follows the adoption last month of a resolution by the
Atlantic Mayors' Congress calling on the governments of the Atlantic
provinces to look at the issue, develop a consistent regional approach
and bring it to the national stage through the Council of the
Federation. A similar resolution was also adopted by the Cities of New
Brunswick Association earlier this month.
"The leadership shown in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada by municipal
governments in dealing with this important public safety and animal
welfare issue, must also be noted".
"We're confident that this strong provincial and municipal support in
New Brunswick will be noted elsewhere in the country and will help
break down the policy and political silos that have created the current
patchwork of hard-to-understand-and- enforce rules and regulations
across the country."
SOURCE: Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA)
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