From the Niagara Falls Review:
…In a story published in a Toronto newspaper Wednesday, Demers said the poor conditions and a lack of action by park owner John Holer is what made him quit – and subsequently break a non-disclosure agreement by going public.
The public reaction to the report has been significant, with Marineland trending on Twitter. Many called for the park to be shut down by the City of Niagara Falls, but Mayor Jim Diodati said Wednesday it’s not something city hall has jurisdiction over.
“We don’t regulate or license them,” Diodati said. “We’re not involved in monitoring them, that’s another body. We make sure the property taxes are paid and that there are no other bylaw infringements taking place.”
The mayor defended the amusement park, saying he’s been going to Marineland since he was a youth and has never seen any signs of animal mistreatment…
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