Former Bowmanville Zoo Director found in violation of Caza code of ethics, professional membership revoked

OTTAWA, April 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) announced today that it had revoked the professional membership of Mr. Michael Hackenberger, former Director of the Bowmanville Zoo for violations of the CAZA code of ethics.

The finding follows an investigation by the CAZA Ethics Committee into allegations of animal abuse stemming from a third-party hidden-camera video recording released last December.

Because the recent OSPCA decision to lay charges on matters that relate to some of the issues alleged in the video has put these issues before the courts, we will not comment further at this time. 


SOURCE Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA)

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