OSPCA ‘extremely’ disappointed Marineland charges dropped
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is feeling blindsided after 11 charges of animal cruelty it filed against Marineland were dropped in a Niagara Falls courtroom Thursday.
OSPCA chief inspector Connie Mallory said recent talks with the provincial prosecutor, including an e-mail Wednesday night, showed no indication the charges would soon evaporate.
“It wasn’t what we had anticipated,” she said. “It is extremely disappointing. It takes a lot of resources to do this.”