From the Niagara Falls Review:
Animal-rights activists are questioning what could and could not have been investigated at Marineland by one of the agencies that oversees the care of animals in captivity.
Critics, who weighed in on social media sites, have been left scratching their heads after an official with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said animals documented to be under the care of a veterinarian were exempt from an August investigation of the Niagara Falls theme park.
The OSPCA is bound by provincial legislation stating the agency has no authority to investigate how a veterinarian is caring for an animal.
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