Things Are Good: Blackfish Documentary Hurts SeaWorld

SeaWorld is an entertainment company that has large aquatic mammals in captivity performing tricks for humans. Their entertainment shows look impressive, but what goes on behind the scenes is rather scary. The good news is that in 2013 this aquatic animal abuse got mainstream attention. In Canada, the Toronto Star ran an exposé on Marineland ...

The Disaffected Lib: Please, No More Orca in Toronto

 It’s bad enough keeping dolphins and belugas in captivity but it’s an outrage to incarcerate orca for no other reason than to flog tickets to gawkers. Yet, according to TorStar, Marineland owner John Holer is searching for a new orca to share the same fate that awaits his solo whale, Kiska.   Apparently the Canadian Association ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Good move

It seems the publicity and protests about the treatment of marine animals at Marineland has had an effect on the provincial government in Ontario: The provincial government plans to bring in regulations to protect captive marine mammals in Ontario, the Star has learned…Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur will announce Wednesday at Queen’s Park that her ...

The Disaffected Lib: Everybody Loves Marineland!

I don’t have many grievances with Ontario but Marineland is a huge exception.   For some reason the ads run all summer out here on the coast.    They highlight two things that obviously go together, orca and roller coasters.   Whenever the ad runs my blood boils a little bit as I ask what kind of asshole ...