Bowmanville Zoo (a private zoo) in Ontario plans to DECLAW their lion cubs

Lion cubs (these are not the actual cubs).
Lion cubs (these are not the actual cubs).
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A message from The Paw Project:

URGENT ACTION – PLEASE SHARE!!!: The Bowmanville Zoo (a private zoo) in Ontario plans to DECLAW their lion cubs, according to Ontario Captive Animal Watch. The Zoo is deleting messages on their Facebook page, but maybe messages on YELP (CLICK LINK BELOW PICTURE) will stick. PLEASE tell Bowmanville Zoo that authorities, including AVMA, CVMA, and USDA, oppose declawing big cats!!

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Below is The Paw Project movie trailer which is brilliant. Jennifer Conrad knows a lot about repairing the damage done to captive big cats through declawing; the operation often horrendously botched leaving them crippled.

To declaw a lion cub is a crime against nature. It is a crime against life itself almost. It is destroying a part of a most beautiful wild creature for commercial gain. It is the worst aspect of human nature to do this sort of thing. It is callous. It is crass, nasty and stupid. It is highly insensitive and reflective of the attitudes of a lot of people towards nature and the beautiful animals that inhabit this planet.

If it isn’t bad enough to have a private zoo anyway with captive cats in it – and let’s remind ourselves that wild cats do not do well in captivity in fact they do terribly badly – this zookeeper has to mutilate lion cubs as well. No doubt the owner of the zoo says he loves animals and loves his cats and what he does he does for conservation purposes but we all know that’s a load of b*lls**t (sorry for swearing but this makes me very angry).

Please do as The Paw Project asks and spread the word about this to try and get it stopped. Please harass Bowmanville Zoo to the point where they become sick of you because I suspect that that is the only way you’re going to get them to stop.

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39 thoughts on “Bowmanville Zoo (a private zoo) in Ontario plans to DECLAW their lion cubs”

    • Hi Sarah. That sounds typical and awful. I wonder how many servals as pets have kept their claws? Not many, I am sure. The serval is too strong and the claws too big to be a ‘pet’. Yet some people insist on owning one as a domestic cat. I don’t like it.


    • Thanks for commenting. Personally I dislike zoos and all they stand for so when this zoo decided to declaw lion cubs I was outraged. I believe they have decided to not do it because of public pressure.

  2. Appalling as always.
    Doesn’t Canada hitch a ride on the UK at times?
    Maybe so, maybe not. Haven’t kept up. But, I think that Canada and NZ broke aaway because Britain couldn’t support them, economically, as colonies any longer.
    But, Canada is deplorable in the way they treat animals, and I wish there was more focus on those irritants.

      • Odd, because I don’t think Americans see Canada as anything other than an extension of Britain, but with an added french flair.

        • Actually I thought it was AMERICANS that had BRITISH ancestors HAHAHAHAHHA

          Canadians are just multi cultural, but they love to copy AMERICANS but they can’t.

          BRITISHERS are KINGS.
          Well I don’t mean to please Michael here and Michael please don’t smile at me with this look πŸ˜‰

          Agreed with Michael <3 French people! I love French people because of my early catholic schooling and because I saw their culture very deep, they care for the animals, well as I know in the 70's πŸ™‚

          • LOL. It has surprised me that Canadians declaw cats. It must be because of the close association with America. As you say copying America. What a thing to copy though! Why copy something so obnoxious as declawing cats?

      • I see Canadians as akin to Americans too.
        I feel for all the people in both countries who hate declawing, but thankfully the anti declaw movement is growing in Canada now too, there are some real cat lovers there.
        I think if America stopped declawing, Canada would soon follow.

        • HAHAHAHA So it means that in a way or two, I am in the right direction means that they follow AMERICA. HAHAHHAHA actually my real brother is the national of CANADA and he hates me because I love cats HAHAHAHA <3

        • Ruth, today I have found one vet here in my near market, I went to the market to pay my internet bill, I saw a brand new shop in the basement. Pets n Vets. I first step in to that shop and in my deep happiness I found my childhood friend there as a VET. Yeah, In this way Allah helps those who really are concerned with the welfare of Humanity and animals. And Ruth I am sharing with you this NEWS first, I am so protected and feeling happy today. Thanks God, I found a way now for my babies. LAILA is the first LUCKY feral kitten to have the initial core shots next week. Anti rabbies.

          Yupppeeeeeeeee ….. Yeeeaaaahhhh <3 <3 <3

          • One more thing that he is ANTI-DE_CLAWING VET
            He is not interesting to generate the profits but to love and help cats. This is my friend and all friends I have are the same in track <3 <3 <3

          • Such wonderful news, I am so pleased for you Ahsan. This couldn’t be better, an old friend and anti declaw too, I’m sure he will help you by taking care of the health of the cats you rescue and you will be able to have them neutered too and stop more from being born to die.
            This has made my day so very happy! You deserve all the help you can get x

            • Thank you Ruth and Barbara, I will insha Allah post every activity regarding vet now on PoC, this day was the happiest day for me regarding my babies. and I have to share it first to you Ruth as we are somehow on the same directions and therefore I also share it here and first on your facebook <3

              Thanks GOD I am so relaxed now πŸ™‚


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