Ex-Staffers of Marineland to Deliver Petition to Premier
Ex-staffers of Marineland are not giving up the fight.
On Monday, the ex-staffers and Zoocheck Canada will deliver a petition to the office of the Premier, calling for the laws that will control zoos and aquariums.
There are over 76,000 signatures on the petition wanting a response from the Premier to the claims of neglect at Marineland.
Phil Demers, the former trainer who quit his job so he could speak about the conditions he saw at the park, coordinated the delivery. "We're glad the Premier is listening and that he thinks the animal neglect at Marineland is 'unsettling', but his plan to wait for the OSPCA report is totally inadequate. Whatever the OSPCA finds, it won't change the fact these animals exist in a legal void. We need strong laws now," said Demers.
The allegations surfaced after an investigation was launched by the Toronto Star, and the results (along with photos of animals) were published in August.