Blue and Thor were born together and lived together for two years until the November day in 2010 when the dogs ran into Marineland and the path of owner John Holer. There, he SHOT THE PETS DEAD, according to a witness and a former Marineland supervisor who said he picked up their bodies on Holer’s instructions.
The Niagara Falls family that owned Blue and Thor has been unable to get a clear answer about what happened to their beloved pets, Labrador retriever mixes. A police investigation into their disappearance came to nothing and, although it’s illegal to discharge a firearm in Niagara Falls, nothing was done.
MARINELAND MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!
The Edge of Marineland Properties is not fenced, and backs directly onto a row of single-family home dwellings. Young children and family pets often play closeby.
WE CANNOT ALLOW MARINELAND EMPLOYEES TO SHOOT AT DOMESTIC ANIMALS THAT WANDER ON TO THE PROPERTY.
This is especially of concern as the area is open, and close to where children play.
Dear OSPCA Chief Executive Officer, Kate MacDonald, Contact: Anne Buonaiuto, Executive Assistant to CEO
Please take the appropriate and immediate actions necessary to investigate and intervene in the cruel and abusive treatment of all animals at Marineland of Canada Inc., also known as Marineland Niagra.
There have been a string of incidents on the Marineland held property, dating back to well before 2010, that points to the outright slaughter of innocent animals, the maltreatment of many 'performing' animals, as well as animals used for exhibition purposes.
In 2010, two family pets were shot by Marineland Owner John Holer, and then disposed of in the most cruel and unfeeling manner possible, simply stuck into a refrigerator for later mass burial on the property.
The days of ignoring the plight of feeling, intelligent, and innocent animals are long over, yet Marineland continues to hide it's activities and then threaten to sue and employees that wish to come forward to speak of these crimes.
Please do all you can to keep up the pressure, through frequent and unscheduled inpections, placing conditions upon the care and treatment of animals, and publicizing any findings that suggest that Marineland of Canada Inc. is unwilling or unable to comply with even the most basic of care requirtements for it's many animals, both for exhibition and entertainment use.
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