Charges have been dropped against Marineland in Niagara Fall.
There’s was a brief court hearing today in Niagara Falls where prosecutors said there was no reasonable chance of conviction on most of the 11 counts. The Crown said it could’ve possibly proceeded on three of the charges but it wouldn’t have been in the public’s interest to do so.
The O.S.P.C.A. (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) launched an animal cruelty investigation against Marineland last November after receiving a complaint. The tourist attraction was charged with five counts of animal cruelty late last year in connection to the treatment of peacocks, guinea hens and black bears.
Then in January six more charges were laid against Marineland relating to elk, red deer and fallow deer.
Marineland stood firm denying any wrong doing and said the complaint stemmed from a disgruntled former employee.