Canada passes ‘Free Willy’ bill; outlaws whale, dolphin captivity and breeding

From Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide: A bill to ban whale and dolphin captivity in Canada is finally set to become law after a sinuous process that took over three years to reach a conclusion. The House of Commons passed Bill S-203 on Monday morning. The legislation will help outlaw captive breeding and the import or…

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Marineland takes issue with animal rights group

From Niagara This Week: Marineland has taken aim at a provincial animal rights group, accusing it of “exploitive effort to use children” in a campaign that is meant to sway the opinion of senate committee currently holding hearings on a bill that would ban the breeding and importation of whales and dolphins in Canada.

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Marineland sues Vancouver paper, eighth lawsuit since 2012

From the Niagara Falls Review: Marineland’s eighth lawsuit since 2012 is seeking $600,000 in damages from a Vancouver publication for a story it claims is “indifferent to the truth.” The park is seeking $500,000 for defamation and $100,000 in punitive damages from the weekly Georgia Straight and writer Travis Lupick for an article published and…

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