Marineland Canada has been open to guests since 1961 and is one of the main attractions in Niagara Falls, Canada.
The park is home to various rides as well as multiple marine and land species.
However, rumours began to arise after SeaWorld took Marineland to court as they wanted the safe return of orca Ikaika. Vets had said his health was deteriorating at Marineland.
Since then, eight former trainers and keepers have come forward and brought new information with them.
'What the public doesn’t see is the deterioration of marine mammals that become sick, suffer fur loss, skin damage and even blindness because of recurring water problems.'
Here are some of situations the animals are in:
And this is not all. With Ikaika's departure, Kiska, their only other orca has been left alone. They hold 41 belugas in one complex and the walruses are kept in small, waterless enclosures deprived of human contact.
It has now been revealed that Kiska has been bleeding from her tail on and off since July. She has been rubbing up against the bars that hold her in the pool alone and cannot be coaxed into the medical pool to be cured. It is almost as if she has given up.
On April 11th, Charmin the beluga was involved in a serious incident when being moved to another pool. The crane jammed and cut into her, causing her excrutiating pain. Her blood coated the sling.
As everyone seems to fighting against SeaWorld all the time, other marine parks are getting away with what is animal cruelty. By signing this petition, we can ensure that these animals have the chance to go to better facilities and Marineland is closed down for good.
For more information, please read these articles. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1241961--marineland-animals-suffering-former-staffers-say
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