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‘No issues of concern’ after Marineland inspection

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Facing 11 counts of animal cruelty from the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Marineland is touting the results of a recent inspection by its own Animal Care Committee. Read More…

Marineland faces animal cruelty charges:OSPCA

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From Niagara This Week:

Marineland was charged Monday with six counts of animal cruelty, but the company dismissed the allegations, accusing Ontario’s animal welfare agency of acting on behalf of “a band of discredited activists.”

The latest charges, filed by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, relate to a number of land animals kept at the tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ont.

They include one count each of permitting elk, red deer and fallow deer to be in distress, and one count each of failing to provide the standards of care for those animals.

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How Marineland Is Using the Law to Silence Protestors

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From the Huffington Post:

Even if you don’t care about beluga whales or how animals are treated in captivity, you may still be interested in what’s happening at Marineland. In this age of widespread protest — from the Occupy Movement to the Québec student protests to the Arab Spring — Marineland reminds us that it is not just governments that may seek to silence their critics.

Marineland, a marine mammal park in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was the subject of an investigative series by the Toronto Star last year. The series was based in part on allegations by former employees, of abuse and mistreatment of animals. Marineland has denied and responded to the allegations, and is suing the Star as well as several of the former employees. Marineland has also set its sights on protesters and activists who demonstrate outside the park — launching lawsuits against at least two protestors — and has gone to Ontario courts for injunctions to order that protestors refrain from certain activities.

Marineland lawsuit accuses former trainer of plotting to steal walrus

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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 Oct. 7. Demers was with other activists, says the suit.

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Marineland protests

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Several news outlets covered the protests at Marineland on the weekend. Apparently there were in the neighbourhood of 400 people outside protesting the conditions.

Day of action sparks protest at Marineland

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From Niagara This Week:

It was a mostly soggy Saturday morning and afternoon for the dozens of activists who stood just outside the Marineland property, seeking honks of support for their efforts to raise awareness for captive ocean animals.

Lining up along Marineland Drive, the protestors held up a variety of large, handmade signs with provocative statements to catch the attention of passing motorists, as well as those heading into the amusement, which recently opened for the season.

While many of those there were local, more than a few came from outside Niagara’s borders.

Toronto’s Angela Salewsky said people need to realize how badly the animals are treated, despite what marine park owners say about providing them with 24-hour veterinarian care and an ample food supply.

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