Niagara Falls, Canada
Park News - (1/12/17) Marineland finds itself under fire once again as 6 new charges of Animal Cruelty have been claimed against the park by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals. You can read the details here, but much like the previous charges that hit the news last year, Marineland has claims these all stem from the same former park employee who was fired, who is now working with a California based animal rights group (Last Chance for Animals) to pressure new charges and investigations.
In the end however, if Marineland has nothing to hide, then they should welcome any investigation as a way to clear their name. Previous claims have also been made in years past, but it seems nothing was ever found to confirm them as true. That said, it is odd that this issue keeps coming up every so often.
(11/28/16) Marineland finds itself under the microscope of the local SPCA once again, who have charged the park with five counts of animal cruelty after responding to an anonymous tip to investigate the park. According to Marineland however, the anonymous tip was sent in by an animal care employee who was recently fired for "poor performance and inappropriate behavior". The park has also responded to each of the charges online in detail as part of a public post on their Facebook page for everyone to see, which is a nice way to be completely transparent with the situation.
2017 - Nothing is known at this point in time... nothing was added in 2013, 2014 2015 or 2016 either.