This story was posted on a mailing list I'm on. All I know is the local newspaper report -- I assume it's accurate but if you want corroboration or more details, you now have the information I do. I figure it's probably not really good form for me to complain to a local government official in another country, but I know people who live in Ontario and thus have standing to complain that might share my concern.
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently forced the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary to kill five animals in its care with more orders to kill others by the end of the year, according to sanctuary staff.
For more than 20 years the sanctuary, located just north of Rosseau, has cared for wild animals found ill or injured throughout the province in a effort to rehabilitate them until they can return to the wild. Some animals with severe injuries who wouldn’t survive in the wild have lived long lives at the sanctuary.
On October 3, two raccoons, two great blue herons and a great horned owl were euthanized at the sanctuary after ministry officials determined, during a recent inspection, that they couldn’t be returned to the wild due to physical ailments.
There's more, but I don't need to violate copyright by copying the text here. Here's a link to the full story