The Canadian province of Ontario has charged the Niagara Falls, Ontario, vacationer attraction Marineland over the care of its black bears
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Ontario has charged the Niagara Falls, Ontario, vacationer attraction Marineland over the care of its black bears.
The Ministry of the Solicitor Normal stated Wednesday costs had been laid out on Tuesday.
“Marineland of Canada, Inc. in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been charged with three counts of failing to adjust to an order associated to the care of American Black Bears,” stated Brent Ross, a spokesperson for the ministry.
Ross stated the costs have been laid below a piece of the Provincial Animal Welfare Providers Act that enables an inspector to situation an order to assist animals which may be in misery. The power should adjust to the order or in any other case face costs.
The ministry declined to supply further particulars. Marineland stated it was engaged on offering remark.
Marineland has beforehand stated it treats all its animals nicely and exceeds the requirements of care as prescribed below the legislation.
The park homes an unknown variety of black bears that dwell collectively in an enclosure with dens and water. Guests can feed the bears popcorn.
In 2016, when the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals enforced legal guidelines towards animal cruelty, Marineland was charged with one depend of failing to adjust to the prescribed requirements of look after about 35 American black bears, together with failing to supply satisfactory and applicable food and water for them.
The prosecution later dropped the costs, saying there was no affordable likelihood for a conviction.
In 2013, OSPCA issued an order to Marineland to construct separate habitats to guard bear cubs from being mauled and devoured by grownup males. Marineland stated it could develop a birth control program, which OSPCA agreed to. The park stated it complied with the order.