Co-Founder of Marineland Animal Defense
Dylan Powell is an organizer in St. Catharines, Ont. Co-Founder of Marineland Animal Defense, Niagara Animal Defense League and the Live Free Collective, Dylan is active in the animal and earth liberation movement, as well as involved in solidarity organizing with the Haudenosaunee of the Grand River and migrant justice advocacy.
The day before Marineland ﬁled a $1.5-million lawsuit against me, news broke that the Ministry of the Environment was going to begin an investigation of the park's four mass graves. Two of them are allegedly full of more than 1,000 animals who have been buried during the park's 50-year history. The last resident in the park -- Paula Millard -- threatened that she would kill herself before she would leaver her home. On the night of March 31, 2011, that is what she did. I promised Paula's friend to see this through so that her struggle, as well as the struggle of the animals captive at Marineland, doesn't fade away.
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