"It is my conclusion that the animals
at Marineland have suffered for many years"
- Paul Spong -
..Killer whale captivity is a cause of much concern
to me. The capture and sale of these beautiful
creatures has truly gotten out of hand. The only reason I can think of as to why we capture these gentle giants of the sea is the almighty dollar. What else could it
be? Pure and simple, it's greed! Where are our hearts?
Some people would believe if wild animals are kept in
captivity the main justification must be to educate the public, for which we know is not true. It is better for mankind not to be educated on this issue than to take a free life and enslave it. The bottom line is
these animals are being showcased as objects of
amusement for commercial purposes. The first time you
visit one of these circus acts, it's really great, and
fun was had by all. That holds true to people like me
that live in Oklahoma---no oceans--no whales. You start
thinking about this captive issue and it can go
further than your wildest dreams...
"Most zoos still maintain a
carnival attitude, where entertainment and gate receipts come before all else"
- Zoocheck Canada -
..We do not need to. We must not teach our children
that it is proper to treat animals in this way, it can
only lead to a cycle of abuse. Marineland of Canada is
one of the most controversial captive wildlife
facilities in the world. Orca whales are the foundation for which Marineland of Canada was built. Removal of
these orcas would create Marineland to have to look
elsewhere for their headliner. Their ads
display playful Orcas, Sea Lions etc. creating a
paradise image. Established 30 years ago, Marineland of Canada has become one of the worst facilities or some
would say the worst facility. It's hard to believe in
this day and time people could actually pay money to to expose their children to such cruelty--showing their
children that this is OK. Marineland of Canada is
nothing more than a prison camp---a camp where you
never return. Enslaving these whales and dolphins, we
enslave ourselves. When will this cycle of abuse stop?
..Wild animals are not meant to be owned, anymore than humans are..
..On Sept. 15, 1998 a new calf was born to Kiska (F) and
Kandu (M) at Marineland of Canada. Marinelands other
female Nootka gave birth to a
female calf on May 7, 1998, which later died on June 7, 1998. Marineland seperates mothers from their calves at one year of age. Can you imagine someone taking your
baby off at the age of one? Some calves were stored in
an off exhibit warehouse pool. In the wild
orca calves remain with their mothers and families
their entire life span...
"Marineland of Niagara Falls, is in my opinion,
one of the worst captive facilities in the
- Dr. Paul Spong -
..Possibly related to our beloved Keiko in Iceland
being displayed at Marineland is Kiska, Kandu and
Nootka. Records show they were all captured in the
Icelandic waters. Records also indicate Keiko and
Nootka were captured at the same time at the same
place. Also possibly related to Keiko is Junior--the
died in a warehouse--never again seeing the light of
day. They could prove this by DNA testing on both
whales. Just imagine Nootka being returned to her home
waters to live out the rest of her life--maybe even
being reunited with our beloved Keiko!..
..GOD SPEED KEIKO!..