A zoological garden pointed the finger to uncleanliness

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

The owner of a zoological garden of the Basses-Laurentides, specializing in reptiles, defends mistreating his animals, after a publication viral denouncing the insalubrity of the place.

“From the bottom of my heart, I think we are good to our animals here,” assured Thursday Herve Maranda, recognizing at the same time that its establishment requires major renovations.

On Wednesday, a woman shocked after a visit to the Exotarium St-Eustache turned to Facebook to denounce the” unhealthy “incredible” places.

Its publication, which includes several photos to demonstrate his claims, has been shared over 10,000 times on Thursday evening.

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

  • A citizen denounced on Facebook the unsanitary conditions she saw during her visit Wednesday to the Exotarium St-Eustache.

    Photo Facebook
  • Un jardin zoologique pointé du doigt pour malpropreté

“It does not make sense ! It is necessary that the authorities to do something. The animals there are clearly not well, it is so dirty. There was mold on the ceiling. There are electrical wires that are dangerous, ” said Kathleen Lefebvre.

Before the outcry and complaints, officers of the wildlife Protection have been dispatched to the site on Thursday to inspect the place, found The Log.

Inspections

The firemen of Saint-Eustache is also visited and made observations on the electrical wiring, according to Mr. Maranda.

The owner of the Exotarium has acknowledged that the building housing approximately 300 residents, such as turtles, snakes, iguanas or alligators, had to undergo renovations.

“It bothers me for a long time, I have not yet been able to make it change, but the roof to the full is at it again. It brings the problems of water infiltration, mold and mildew inside “, explained Hervé Maranda, who founded the zoological garden in 1990.

He maintains that he will do the necessary work as soon as possible, in addition to cleaning up all traces of mold.

Mr. Maranda stated that it will also make the required changes on its electrical, once it has received the report of the fire department.

Animal ” health “

However, he swears that his animals are treated in an appropriate manner and that they are ” healthy “.

“They are fed once a day, two, if necessary. The cages are cleaned morning and evening, some during the day. But it is sure that to animals, it wanders. It is impossible that it is completely clean all the time, ” said the enthusiast of reptiles.

The report from a veterinarian dated 3 July last, of which The Newspaper has had a copy, indicates that ” it was in compliance with biosafety and animal well-being “.

“It’s just touching me a lot, comments [negative on Facebook] “, admitted Mr. Maranda, the air discouraged.

The department of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks has not been able to disclose on Thursday the findings of its inspection.

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