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Captivity of whales and dolphins must end

TORONTO -- Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to reports of marine mammals in distress at Marineland in Niagara Falls:

TORONTO — Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to reports of marine mammals in distress at Marineland in Niagara Falls:

“The practice of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity is unethical and cruel.

It must end.

A recent inspection by Animal Welfare Services shows that marine mammals at Marineland are in distress due to poor water quality.

Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent and social creatures that should not be living in such deplorable conditions.

Ontario Greens will continue to call for the immediate banning of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity and will continue strongly standing up for the protection of animal welfare. It’s the right thing to do.”