Join us October 21st for a special Fauna Anniversary Event featuring a presentation by Zoocheck founder, Rob Laidlaw.
Nature in a Box: Reflections on Animal Captivity and Why We Should Care
A thought provoking, illustrated presentation exploring the myths and realities of wildlife captivity, the plight of captive animals in Canada and how we can all contribute to creating a better, more humane world for animals.
(The presentation will be given in English.)
We wanted to take a moment to share a health update about Theo. For those of you who do not know Theo, he is a magnificent olive baboon that has been living in the Fauna monkeyhouse for 16 years. He was caught in the wild and was used by the University of Western Ontario as a blood donor for other baboons who had received kidney transplants for experimental purposes. He was 4 years old when he came to live at Fauna. (more…)
Fauna is honored to have hosted the working Chimpopolis group at Fauna this weekend. This group includes ethicists and philosophers in animal rights working to improve conditions for research primates in Canada. Several members including several authors, gave short presentations of their work for staff and volunteers at Fauna, followed by some lively discussion. (Above: Dr. John Gluck reads from his book Voracious Animal and Vulnerable Animals.)
Fauna Foundation would like to thank LUSH for their generous grant through the Lush Charitable Giving Program that supports organizations primarily throughout North America. With this, Fauna is a Charity Pot Partner and received a grant for $25,000 to complete the outdoor skywalk and finish a solarium, a sunny inside space for the Chimphouse. With every purchase of a Lush Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion, LUSH donates 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights. We are so pleased that they have included Fauna in their list of supported organizations. (more…)