From the Toronto Star: The chair of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Marineland complied with four OSPCA orders to fix problems and is working on three other orders, including improving its water system. “The water is a big issue because we concern ourselves with any animals’ environment,” Rob Godfrey [...]
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From Niagara This Week: It was far from quiet at City Hall on Tuesday as demonstrators protested outside council chambers for the second consecutive council meeting. As city councillors dealt with motions, zoning changes and other regular council business inside, demonstrators from Marineland Animal Defense — a self-described campaign of concerned citizens determined to end [...]
Rabble.ca has a podcast of an interview done with Dylan Powell, co-founder of Marineland Animal Defense. It is obviously one-sided, but it was still interesting to hear about the various lawsuits from MAD’s point of view.
From Niagara This Week: A proposed zip line attraction within the Niagara Parks system has take a step forward. The Niagara Parks Commission has issued a Request for Qualifications to identify interested proponents to develop what it describes as “an environmentally friendly zip line attraction” to be located at a location that has yet to [...]
From the Toronto Star: Marineland has sued former trainer Phil Demers for trespassing on the park’s property, claiming he also schemed to steal Smooshi the walrus. The $1.5 million suit against Demers, who worked as a senior marine mammal trainer, says he unlawfully stormed the park during a live stadium show on closing day last [...]
A couple of weeks ago I received the latest newsletter from the Niagara Clifton Group (the Travelodge, Fun House, Brick City, etc). To sign up for the newsletter, click on the Join our FREE Email Mailing List link on the side of some of the pages at Falls.com
The Buffalo News has posted a couple of interesting items that relate to the Maid of the Mist contract in the US and communications with Hornblower. If you are interested in what transpired, it is probably worth checking out.
From Niagara This Week: The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ordered Marineland to clean up its water and deal with health issues among specific animals, an OSPCA source told the Star. Until now the orders have been kept secret. There are a total of seven OSPCA orders — five to be [...]
From Canoe News: The Ontario SPCA has found no evidence of animal abuse at Marineland and no charges have been laid, according to a statement released by the marine-animal theme park Friday. Marineland issued a one-page summary reacting to what it says were the findings in an OSPCA report.