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 of Marineland.
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.
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Ann Marie Rondinelli