The Bowmanville Zoo in Canada has announced that it will be closing its doors, and it blames a PETA eyewitness investigation that showed owner Michael Hackenberger mercilessly whipping a tiger and bragging about how he enjoys frightening and dominating animals. Our investigation proves that not only should this animal prison close, it also never should have opened in the first place.

In addition to our investigation, TV footage shows that Hackenberger swore at a monkey who failed to obey him quickly enough. Hackenberger is a bully who is facing prosecution for cruelty. We think condos will look a lot better in Bowmanville than his cruel zoo has.

What You Can Do

Never buy tickets to any movie or live performance that uses wild animals. When their wallets take a hit, animal abusers take notice. For example, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ended elephant acts because of the shift in public opinion on the use and abuse of animals for entertainment.

Learn more about how zoos and circuses harm animals.