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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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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.”

OSPCA issues clean up orders to Marineland

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From Niagara This Week:

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ordered Marineland to clean up its water and deal with health issues among specific animals, an OSPCA source told the Star.

Until now the orders have been kept secret.

There are a total of seven OSPCA orders — five to be completed by the end of this month and two that have already been complied with, according to the source, who felt the public has a right to know but asked to remain anonymous for fear of being fired.

Ontario SPCA clears Marineland, park says

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From Canoe News:

The Ontario SPCA has found no evidence of animal abuse at Marineland and no charges have been laid, according to a statement released by the marine-animal theme park Friday.

Marineland issued a one-page summary reacting to what it says were the findings in an OSPCA report.

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.

News reports regarding Marineland inspection

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Apparently CAZA and the OSPCA have inspected Marineland. Here are some news reports:

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