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    Marineland threatens to sue former trainer for more than $1 million

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    From the Toronto Star:

    Marineland has threatened to sue former senior trainer Christine Santos for “well in excess of $1 million” for telling the Star its lone killer whale Kiska was bleeding sporadically from her tail.

    In a five-page letter to Santos, lawyer Andrew Burns accuses her of having made statements “in complete carelessness, reckless and/or negligent disregard for the truth” in a story published Oct. 18.

    The letter demanded a public retraction by Friday at 4:30 p.m., noting it wouldn’t satisfy any claim against her but would “mitigate against continuing damage to Marineland.”

    Marineland: Killer whale bleeding for months, trainer says

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    From the Toronto Star:

    Kiska, the killer whale, swims alone in her pool at Marineland, often followed by a trail of her own blood.

    Her tail has been bleeding off and on since July but has been getting progressively worse, according to Christine Santos, who has been one of Kiska’s primary trainers. She described the bleeding as “gushing” last week.

    Marineland lawyer Andrew Burns emailed the Star Tuesday saying allegations described by the paper were “seriously inaccurate, false, and if published are defamatory of Marineland, its veterinarians and Mr. Holer.”

    The Star also has an article about how the shutdown of the Ontario government will affect the animal rights changes that were announced. The article is called Marineland: Ontario minister pledges to continue work to beef up animal protection despite house being shut

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