Recent Media Coverage of Marineland
The Ontario SPCA takes animal cruelty concerns very seriously. We respond to an average of 16,000 cases of animal cruelty every year.
CAZA, the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, provides standards and inspections for this type of facility in Canada. CAZA oversees the operations and deals directly with any cases that violate their standards.
It is important to note that membership in CAZA is voluntary. British Columbia is the only province with laws specifically regulating zoos and aquariums.
Marineland voluntarily participated in and successfully completed its most recent inspection by CAZA in September 2011. Marineland's license was renewed at that time for five years.
As it pertains to Ontario's Animal Welfare legislation, Marineland falls into the territory covered by the Niagara Falls Humane Society, an Affiliate of the Ontario SPCA.
Neither the Niagara Falls Humane Society nor the Ontario SPCA have received complaints regarding the care of sea mammals at Marineland.
As concerns have been alleged, the Ontario SPCA will work with other agencies to determine an appropriate course of action.
The Ontario SPCA reminds the public, should you have any concerns for animal welfare, to call the Ontario SPCA, your local Humane Society/SPCA or your local police.