Consistent with most transfers of sea animals I've known of or experienced while working at Marineland, I'm certain this one happened during the wee hours.
There were the telltale signs the day before. Our supervisor would become evasive and silent. Then there was the dead giveaway.
The largest dolphin roundup in recent history has come to an end in Taiji, Japan, as the "lucky ones" not selected for captivity or slaughter have been driven back to sea in the same fashion that they were first corralled into the infamous killing cove.
The spotlight is on, the microscope calibrated, and the issues are in clear focus.
The results of the Ontario Society for the Protection of Animals investigation into Marineland, and any follow-up charges or action regarding the documented and evident animal abuse case at Marineland will certainly define them. The...
Marineland: Ontario's Farm of Games.
By now, you know all you need to about Marineland. You know that it's a house of horrors for the animals that live there.
What drives you? My simple answer is Smooshi the walrus. Back in 2004 the 200lb, 18-month-old wild caught Pacific walrus came to Marineland in a tiny wooden box after a long journey from Russia in very poor health. This wasn't my first experience of having "green" animals come...