Animal welfare group clears Saint John's Cherry Brook Zoo of wrongdoing in deaths of guinea pigs

The Cherry Brook zoo in Saint John, New Brunswick, has been cleared of wrongdoing in the deaths of a number of guinea pigs.

The conclusion came after a probe by one of the country's leading animal welfare standards development organizations.

The group known as Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums said it found no evidence to support accusations the method of euthanizing guinea pigs was cruel.

The probe began after complaints that a number of guinea pigs had died at the zoo last year, and the S-P-C-A laid charges of inhumane euthanasia.