(PHOTO SOURCE: Toronto Star)

BREAKING: Baker the Sea Lion Dies at Marineland
We have just learned of a press release from Marineland Canada reporting the death of Baker on June 10th, 2013. It can be read in full here. Marineland is boasting this as a celebration of Baker’s long life in captivity at the Park. Baker’s experience at Marineland was detailed in the Toronto Star last summer when former staff came forward to detail the alleged suffering at Marineland.  
“Baker is a big guy, the only male sea lion swimming mindless laps during our two recent visits to the Aquarium. He used to be the clown, the funny fellow with the clear eyes, still featured in “Attractions Niagara.”
Now his body is scarred and itchy with patches of missing fur. Every time he passes rubs his head hard against the side, trying to scratch himself over and over. His eyes are squeezed so tightly shut it looks like he doesn’t have any. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t.” (Source: Toronto Star). 
That article can be read in full here. 
Is this the beginning of a new era of transparency whereby Marineland will announce all animal deaths, or only the ones that are beneficial to their marketing goals?  Considering the recent deaths of young belugas, Charlotte and Luna , which were kept hidden for months, we can assume that Marineland is will continue to monopolize on the lives of the animals that they exploit at Marineland. Neither,  Baker, nor Charlotte or Luna, will be forgotten. Join us at the Memorial Demo for the Animals at Marineland on Sunday June 23rd, 2013 at 12pm. 

(PHOTO SOURCE: Toronto Star)


BREAKING: Baker the Sea Lion Dies at Marineland

We have just learned of a press release from Marineland Canada reporting the death of Baker on June 10th, 2013. It can be read in full here. Marineland is boasting this as a celebration of Baker’s long life in captivity at the Park. Baker’s experience at Marineland was detailed in the Toronto Star last summer when former staff came forward to detail the alleged suffering at Marineland.  

“Baker is a big guy, the only male sea lion swimming mindless laps during our two recent visits to the Aquarium. He used to be the clown, the funny fellow with the clear eyes, still featured in “Attractions Niagara.”

Now his body is scarred and itchy with patches of missing fur. Every time he passes rubs his head hard against the side, trying to scratch himself over and over. His eyes are squeezed so tightly shut it looks like he doesn’t have any. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t.” (Source: Toronto Star). 

That article can be read in full here


Is
this the beginning of a new era of transparency whereby Marineland will announce all animal deaths, or only the ones that are beneficial to their marketing goals?  Considering the recent deaths of young belugas, Charlotte and Luna , which were kept hidden for months, we can assume that Marineland is will continue to monopolize on the lives of the animals that they exploit at Marineland. Neither,  Baker, nor Charlotte or Luna, will be forgotten. 
Join us at the Memorial Demo for the Animals at Marineland on Sunday June 23rd, 2013 at 12pm. 

87 Notes

  1. monsters-in-the-nursery reblogged this from marinelandanimaldefense
  2. volkgirl reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  3. canadian-vegan-eh reblogged this from vegan-veins
  4. itslove24 reblogged this from niagaraadl
  5. axelritt reblogged this from fightanimalcruelty
  6. chocohal reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  7. cosmic-particle reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  8. fightanimalcruelty reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  9. drunken-bakeneko reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  10. angryveganfirecracker reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  11. spreadingroots reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  12. mcladylovin reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  13. beautefantasy reblogged this from fuckyeahcompassion
  14. fuckyeahcompassion reblogged this from marinelandanimaldefense
  15. kyanne85 reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  16. life-issoshort reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  17. releasethedogsofwar reblogged this from dying-to-entertain-you
  18. dying-to-entertain-you reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  19. nataliegharibo reblogged this from swiftlover-liss
  20. swiftlover-liss reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  21. soleil-alae reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  22. weird-amphibious-dolphin reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  23. lookingfornewgalaxies reblogged this from mojavedolphins
  24. mojavedolphins reblogged this from freedomforwhales
  25. anotherblog12 reblogged this from gardenfemme
  26. veganshithead reblogged this from vegan-veins
  27. chloroformkiss reblogged this from vegan-veins
  28. gardenfemme reblogged this from vegantine
  29. aquarius--moon reblogged this from vegantine
  30. bethybunnymommy reblogged this from fortywars
  31. shadow-and-vapor reblogged this from vegan-veins
  32. vegantine reblogged this from fortywars