New Allegations of Animal Abuse at Marineland
Marineland is threatening to sue the Toronto Star over another critical article in Thursday's paper.
The story says that "Kiska, the killer whale, swims alone in her pool at Marineland, often followed by a trail of her own blood."
It quotes one of the whale's primary trainers, Christine Santos as saying Kiska's tail has been bleeding off and on since July and getting progressively worse. It's now to the point where last week the bleeding amounted to "gushing." Santos was fired on Wednesday and she tells the paper she refused to sign a document that included a statement that she had never seen animal abuse at the park.
Allegations continue, stating that Kiska (who's 37 years old) won allow trainers to take blood samples from her tail anymore and she refuses to go into the medical pool.
Marineland's lawyer emailed the paper to say these allegations are seriously inaccurate and if published, are defamatory of Marineland, its veterinarians and the owner, John Holer.
In the meantime, the OSPCA continues its investigation of Marineland.
(partial files by D. Agar)