Marineland takes issue with animal rights group

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Marineland has taken aim at a provincial animal rights group, accusing it of “exploitive effort to use children” in a campaign that is meant to sway the opinion of senate committee currently holding hearings on a bill that would ban the breeding and importation of whales and dolphins in Canada.

    The Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans began hearings Feb. 28 on Bill S-203, an act that would ban captivity of whales and dolphins, except for research and rehabilitation, in Canada. Marineland, along with the Vancouver Aquarium, are the only two facilities in Canada that have cetaceans in captivity. Marineland has the most with about 50 beluga whales, several dolphins and a lone orca.

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