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Video sparks protest at Papanack Zoo

An undercover video shot by Animal Justice appears to document instances of animal abuse and cruelty at the roadside zoo outside of Ottawa

A screenshot from a video posted by Animal Justice on Friday that depicts staff at the Papanack Zoo discussing acts of animal cruelty.

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A screenshot from a video posted by Animal Justice on Friday that depicts staff at the Papanack Zoo discussing acts of animal cruelty.

A video released by the animal rights group Animal Justice that depicts acts of animal cruelty by staff at the Papanack Zoo, a roadside zoo outside of Ottawa, has sparked protests and a call for regulations for zoo in Ontario.

The video, released on Friday, shows the inadequate conditions animals live in at the zoo, and shows a zoo staff member describing acts of animal abuse.

A number of animals, some of them otherwise extinct in the wild, have died at the Papanack Zoo in recent years, including a lion that was shot and killed last summer.

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