Activist claim of two more deaths at Niagara Falls’ MarineLand still unconfirmed


Published May 8, 2023 at 10:08 am

Animal activist Phil Demers claims that there have been additional deaths at MarineLand in Niagara Falls. However, neither the park nor World Animal Protection Canada has confirmed it.

In a tweet late last night (May 7), Demers said, “BREAKING: A dolphin and beluga whale have just died at MarineLand, Canada mere weeks after the death of their last orca, Kiska. More details to come.”

Despite the lack of confirmation, Demers is a former employee at the marine park and still has a number of contacts within it.

As he said in his tweet, Kiska, the last captive killer whale in Canada, died on March 9.

At that time, a spokeperson for the solicitor general said the province’s Animal Welfare Services officers were on-site as Marineland performed a necropsy on the orca.

Kiska was believed to be 47 years old and was captured in Icelandic waters in 1979.

Calls to Marineland have not yet been returned.

Publicists for World Animal Protection Canada told inniagararegion, “When there is confirmation, World Animal Protection Canada will be putting out a statement.”


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