Documentary star urges Ontario to strengthen protection laws for captive animals
From the Guelph Mercury:
The star of an Academy Award-winning documentary on dolphin abuse is urging Ontario to enact laws to protect captive animals, including those at Marineland.
Ric O’Barry, a former dolphin trainer turned animal activist, is lending his support to Zoocheck Canada and former park employees who allege animals at the Niagara Falls tourist attraction aren’t properly cared for.
Asked how it measured up to other parks he has seen outside Canada, O’Barry, who has not visited Marineland since the 1990s, responded: “Relative to progressive countries, very civilized countries, yeah, Marineland is the worst by far.”
Have you seen The Cove? It is a fascinating movie!