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Province of Ontario bans breeding, acquiring of killer whales

The province of Ontario is banning the acquisition and breeding of killer whales. The announcement was made Monday after legislation on the ban was tabled, legislation that will also improve the treatment of captured marine creatures.

Statement of Retraction - Marineland of Canada

Digital Journal published an on-line article on July 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Batt, “Killer whale at Marineland appears to be ailing” in which Ms. Batt reported allegations about Kiska, the Killer Whale.

Demo planned on Saturday for Marineland's lonely killer whale Special

Niagara Falls - A solitary orca in her 37th year of captivity will gain a voice this weekend. Cetacean advocacy groups and their supporters, are planning to protest for Kiska, a 42-year-old Icelandic whale captured in 1977 and housed at Marineland in Canada.

Op-Ed: Vet documents show SeaWorld uses valium-type drugs for cetaceans

Still battling controversy in the wake of the documentary Blackfish, court-filed documents reveal that SeaWorld has doped several killer whales with benzodiazepines — a class of drug that includes Valium and Xanax.

Op-Ed: Marineland's odd response to abuse allegations and fuzzy math

Niagara Falls - Recently Digital Journal published an article about two visitors to Marineland who had vowed never to return over the treatment of its animals. Marineland's rebuttal was not only strange, it was downright wacky.

Op-Ed: Marineland owner threatened OSPCA with lawsuit says society chair

Niagara Falls - After leveling several lawsuits on former Marineland trainers, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) has now revealed that the park's owner -- John Holer, also threatened them with a lawsuit.

Group pushes fund drive for Marineland whistle blowers Special

Niagara Falls - Cetacean conservation group Fins and Fluke is urging the public to take a stand and support former Marineland trainers who blew the whistle on the conditions of the Canadian park's animals.

Petition to regulate Ontario zoos and aquariums goes to Premier

Toronto - Former workers at Marineland are presenting a petition to Ontario's Premier today demanding a response to allegations of neglect at the Niagara Falls attraction. They want new laws to regulate aquariums and zoos.

Marineland claims inspectors found no major problems at aquarium

Niagara Falls - The long awaited investigation of Marineland at Niagara Falls, has apparently turned up no serious problems, despite allegations of animal neglect and poor conditions by former employees.

Op-Ed: Who's to blame for deplorable conditions at Marineland?

When the Toronto Star published results of an investigation into Marineland this week, people responded with shock and disgust, but how did conditions become so bad? Blame should be laid with those charged with ensuring the animals are protected.

Marineland animals are suffering according to former workers

Niagara Falls - Former workers at the Niagara Falls Marineland say animals are suffering illness, injuries and death because of neglect, blamed on a staffing shortage.
 

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The only rest area the seal s have is indoors said Fins and Fluke President  Alex Dorer.
The only rest area the seal's have is indoors said Fins and Fluke President, Alex Dorer.
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Barred gates lead to small holding pens.  Many animals have lived out their final moments there   sa...
Barred gates lead to small holding pens. "Many animals have lived out their final moments there," said ex-trainer, Phil Demers.
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Sea Lion at Marineland, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
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