From Sun News: Marineland has filed its second lawsuit in less than a month. This time the marine-animal theme park is taking aim at Marineland Animal Defense founder Dylan Powell. The statement of claim was filed at the St. Catharines courthouse Friday afternoon. It asks for a permanent restraint from Powell and his company from [...]
From the Toronto Star: Marineland served a $1.25 million lawsuit against former trainer Christine Santos on Thursday for telling the Star a killer whale was sporadically bleeding from its tail. The suit says whale’s cuts were minor and that Santos knew that. “Ms. Santos’ communication of the (allegations) to the Star was calculated to disparage [...]
The Niagara Falls Review has a couple of articles about Marineland. They are both topics that I’ve posted about before, but I figured I’d include links to these ones. Marineland prepares to sue former trainer Marineland looking for companion to Kiska
From Yahoo! Canada Finance: Investigators concluded the following: Marineland staff and management were open and co-operative. All the water in the pools was clear and clean. None of the animals in the water appeared to be experiencing discomfort. Staff levels were sufficient to conduct the needed training, feeding and maintain cleanliness. All of the animals [...]
Continue reading about Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) has completed its report on conditions at Marineland following an unannounced inspection of our Niagara Falls Aquatic park on October 26
From the Toronto Star: Marineland owner John Holer is trying to acquire another killer whale for his tourist park, according to the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Association director Bill Peters told the Star he believes Marineland had a another killer whale lined up to join lone Kiska, but it fell through. Now “they [...]
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 [...]
From 610 CKTB: The season may be over but the pressure remains on Marineland. On November 8th animal rights activists plan to march from the clinic of the park’s chief vet, June Mergl, to owner John Holer’s house. The candle light march is being called “Follow the Money” Marineland March.
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 [...]
From the Globe and Mail: The Ontario government says it plans to beef up regulations to protect animals kept in zoos and aquariums, including Marineland. Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur made the announcement in a statement this morning ahead of a noon news conference. She says the province will work with animal experts and other [...]
I’m sure there are many sites out there that have some video or other, but The Indignants has a 5-minute video on YouTube that certainly gives you a good idea of what it was like to be there.