From a CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance: Marineland of Canada Inc. announces that Stantec, the independent water quality experts have today released their report of their investigation of Marineland’s water quality systems. The report dated April 13, 2013 states: The water management system at Marineland has been developed over many years. [...]
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From the Niagara Falls Review: Marineland has met the sixth and final order issued by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “The Ontario SPCA has completed its investigation into the allegations at Marineland,” said OSPCA spokeswoman Alison Cross in an e-mail. “All the orders issued to Marineland have been met with [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
From the Toronto Star: The Ontario government has ordered Marineland to stop burying dead animals on its grounds immediately. The Ministry of the Environment gave the Niagara Falls tourist attraction a strict timetable to carry out a series of orders, which includes a comprehensive assessment by an environment firm of the entire park and interviews [...]
The Toronto Star has an interesting article where they share details of emails that Mayor Jim Diodati and his assistant sent back and forth and how they tried to craft their message about the Marineland crisis. It’s a case study in political spinning — the good and the bad. Last August, Niagara Falls, Ont., Mayor [...]