We have published an expert’s report and revealed previously unseen images of the cetaceans from the other MarineLand, located a stone’s throw from Niagara Falls in Ontario, where there are belugas, dolphins, and an orca stagnating in small, dirty tanks. Kiska has been alone for ten years. Animal welfare is so badly flawed that the problems being reported a decade ago are still unresolved and are getting worse! Yet another scandal in the captivity industry.
We wrote to Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador of Canada in France as well as Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General of Ontario and Paula Milne, Ontario's chief animal welfare inspector, and sent them the report.
Just before its annual closure for several months, one of our investigators returned to the other MarineLand in Canada to see what state the cetaceans were surviving in. Kiska was subjected to enforced isolation for years and was going round and round in a tank that was tiny in relation to her size and swimming capability. What will their lives become, being hidden out of sight for the entirety of the Canadian winter?
A damning report
When our investigator went back, the images and information collected were sent to Dr Ingrid Visser, a marine biologist who specialises in orcas, to create a report on Kiska’s state. According to the researcher who had visited MarineLand in person in 2015, 2017, and 2018, and had also received our images from 2021, the conditions of confinement, behaviour, and also the physical state of the animals were so worrying that the report covers much more than just the isolated and neglected orca as we had initially planned.