Last Chance for Animals
The fallout from LCA's investigation of land animals at Marineland,
Canada continues as the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (OSPCA) has announced 6 additional charges. The controversial theme
park located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is facing historic cruelty charges
for their treatment of captive animals that include deer, bears and fowl,
The new charges relate to evidence gathered by LCA which documented numerous instances of improper care and mistreatment of their red and fallow deer.
LCA's investigation revealed:
LCA filed a complaint in the fall of 2016 calling on the OSPCA to investigate alleged violations of the OSPCA Act, resulting in an initial five counts of animal cruelty. The new charges, which stem from our original complaint, bring the total to eleven. The complaint details multiple examples where Marineland's land animals were permitted to be in a state of distress, and where the care of deer, bear and fowl fell below prescribed standards regarding medical treatment, food, and protection from elements.
The maximum penalty includes a lifetime ban on owning animals for Marineland's board of directors. CLICK HERE to sign the petition urging the OSPCA to request the maximum penalty if Marineland is convicted: a ban on owning ANY animals!
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