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Two Canadians charged with criminal trespass at dolphin facility in British Virgin Islands

12/29/2014 05:08 EST | Updated 02/28/2015 05:59 EST
ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands - Two Canadian men face trespassing charges in the British Virgin Islands after they were found after hours at an aquatic park that offers dolphin performances and encounters.

Police spokeswoman Diane Drayton said Monday the two men were found last week on the closed premises of the Dolphin Discovery facility on the main island of Tortola.

The manager of the park, Emmanuel Gilbert, said he believes the two men were animal-rights activists.

Police, however, declined to offer a possible motive, citing an ongoing investigation.

The two men, Phillipe Lamoureax, 41, and Alain Tremblay, 44, have been charged with criminal trespass and damage, and face fines of $5,700.

The hometowns of the men were not disclosed and it was not immediately known if they have lawyers.