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    Marineland confirms walrus death, two deer killed in opening day stampede

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    From CTVNews.ca:

    Controversial Canadian waterpark Marineland has announced the death of one of its walruses, days after “demonstrators” were blamed for causing a stampede that led to the deaths of two deer.

    The tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ont. announced Apollo’s death on Tuesday, confirming the 18-year-old animal died of a heart attack in late April.

    Marineland demonstrations won’t go away, activist says

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    From Niagara This Week:

    “We’re never, ever leaving.”

    So said local activist Mike Garrett as hundreds gathered outside Marineland in a bid to draw attention to what they see as mistreatment of the park’s animal charges.

    And it was a case of going back to the future as demonstrators gathered on Labour Day for the first time since the 1990s.

    Marineland fight comes to City Hall

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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 animal captivity at Marineland — banged pots and pans, chanted (some through megaphones), and played a siren outside, standing just below the second-floor council chambers windows downstairs. Group spokesperson Dylan Powell said they were protesting at city hall for four reasons: council’s refusal to enforce bylaws against Marineland, the lease of a piece of public land to Marineland owner John Holer, attempts by the city to stop the group’s summer protests outside the park and what they perceive as the mishandling of the Green Oaks trailer park issue.

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