NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Marineland welcomes the
announcement by Ontario's Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur
in regards to animal welfare and her decision to seek independent
scientific advice in the establishment of appropriate standards of care
for marine mammals.
The wellbeing of our animals and mammals has, and always will be, our
first priority. Our dolphins, whales, sea lions, walruses, deer and
bears are what attract the tens of millions who have watched our shows
and visited our attraction. Like us, our visitors want to ensure those
animals and mammals they love are well cared for and we are confident
the establishment of transparent standards of care will provide that
assurance and in the process ensure the long-term and ongoing success
Marineland is one of Canada's premier family attractions in large part
because it features both marine mammals and animals in addition to its
many rides. Throughout our 52 year history, Marineland has been proud
to bring the magic of our ocean's creatures closer to the public. Doing
so has not only inspired further discovery and study for the global
protection and advancement of the many species we feature, but we have
also brought billions of tourism dollars to the Ontario economy
supporting local hotels, tourism attractions and restaurants.
Marineland is a major contributor to employment in the region,
employing over 700 people on a seasonal basis and is one of the leading
employers of young adults and senior citizens in this area.
Marineland will be pleased to share its knowledge and experience with
the scientific reviewer.
For further information:
Ann Marie Rondinelli