Lions, tigers and bears among animals banned under Ontario town’s new bylaw


It’s now illegal to keep a lion in a community on the shores of southern Lake Huron. Ditto for fruit bats, anteaters, kangaroos and chimpanzees, after councillors in Lambton Shores, Ont.

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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.

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Barrie considers ban on exotic animals in circuses

Anyone concerned about how circuses treat animals should pay attention to the City of Barrie this fall.

Council will soon be debating a recommendation to ban the use of exotic animals when the circus comes to town.

“Circuses are great, but leave the animals out of the mix,” Audrey McClure, an Angus resident told Barrie’s community services committee at a meeting this week.’

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McClure wrote to Barrie council in June, urging the city to ban circuses that include wild animal acts such as elephants, tigers and bears.

“I feel that it is important for council to hear what’s happening in other communities,” she said. “Education is everything and I have no doubt that people are becoming more aware of animal issues and things are changing.”

Lionizing Cecil Makes Us Feel Good, But a Trophy Hunting Ban Will Accelerate Slaughter

Richard Leakey, of course, is the renowned paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and the first director of the Kenya Wildlife Service, the man who was in large part responsible for scotching the ivory trade during the initial round of the Elephant Wars in the’1980s.

I interviewed Leakey a few years ago for my book, Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife (University of California Press, 2012). His words came back to me with the brouhaha over the shooting of Cecil, the most lionized lion on the planet. Lions , tigers and bears among animals News Lions, tigers and bears among animals banned under Ontario town’s new bylaw The Globe and Mail 23 minutes ago It’s now illegal to keep a lion in a community on the shores of southern Lake Huron. Ditto for fruit bats, anteaters, kangaroos ... So did the words of many of the other people I interviewed for the book. That includes Ian Parker, a legendary Kenyan game ranger and warden; Michael Norton-Griffiths, who served as the senior ecologist for Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and managed the Eastern Sahel Program for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; Ole Kaparo, a former speaker of the Kenyan Parliament and a leader of the Laikipia Maasai people; and Laurence Frank, an emeritus associate of UC Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Biology and one of Africa’s most respected carnivore’biologists.

These are a few of Dufferin County’s strangest rules

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