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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 charged with five counts of animal cruelty

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From the Globe and Mail:

Ontario’s animal welfare agency laid five animal cruelty charges against Marineland on Friday, levelling allegations of mistreatment that were swiftly rejected by the amusement park.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the charges against the Niagara Falls, Ont., tourist attraction relate to peacocks, guinea hens and black bears — and noted that further charges are pending.

The OSPCA said inspection officers and a veterinarian went to Marineland on Nov. 10 after receiving a complaint about alleged animal cruelty.

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OSPCA inspection of Marineland – October 10, 2014

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From a CNW press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

On Friday, October 10, 2014 Marineland welcomed the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Zoo Inspection team for another of its regular and thorough inspections of all of our land animals, marine mammals and facilities. We are pleased to report that no issues of concern were identified and the inspection was successful.

Unannounced OSPCA Inspection of Marineland – May 15, 2014

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From a CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

Yesterday Marineland welcomed the first regular surprise inspection by the new Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) zoo inspectors, as part of the new framework for monitoring of animal care developed with the Government of Ontario, the OSPCA and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA-AZAC).

A three member zoo inspection team from the OSPCA were provided full access to all the animals cared for at Marineland and conducted a thorough and professional inspection.

Marineland is pleased to report that no issues of concern were identified and the inspection was successful. All of our animals are well taken care of and healthy.

OSPCA chair details 7 orders issued against Marineland

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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 said. He added the order about water is “a clear sign that the water quality for those marine mammals is not up to par.”

Marineland denies the OSPCA has issued an order regarding its water system and says its “animals, young and old, continue to receive excellent care and medical treatment.”

Critics question Marineland probe

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Animal-rights activists are questioning what could and could not have been investigated at Marineland by one of the agencies that oversees the care of animals in captivity.

Critics, who weighed in on social media sites, have been left scratching their heads after an official with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said animals documented to be under the care of a veterinarian were exempt from an August investigation of the Niagara Falls theme park.

The OSPCA is bound by provincial legislation stating the agency has no authority to investigate how a veterinarian is caring for an animal.

Marineland welcomes inspections

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From Niagara This Week:

Marineland is looking forward to inspections by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the park said in a statement Friday.

“We welcome the pending on-site inspection by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, of which we are a member,” the statement said. “We invite the public to visit Marineland to meet our animal family and learn more about the work we do here.”

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