Last Saturday the captive animal facility Marineland Canada opened for its 53rd season and it was met with the first ever march through downtown Niagara Falls onto the facility! Hundreds took to the streets of Niagara Falls - marching from HWY 420 and through the tourist district - to let the public know that we want an end to animal captivity!
The crowd was electric - driven by chants and a marching band - and the impact was undeniable. A new chapter in the 40+ years of opposition to Marineland has begun.
Some of the best photos of the day are attached and links to some of the best media coverage is below.
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated and supported the #MarchOnMarineland. This could not have happened without a massive team effort and we are so grateful for all of the support!
Marineland Wildlife “Dying” to Entertain You (Now Magazine) - http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=198064
My Daughters First Visit to Marineland (Niagara At Large) - http://niagaraatlarge.com/2014/05/18/my-daughters-first-visit-to-marineland/
March On Marineland (Video - The Indignants) - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=717232701651899
A reminder to everyone that this weekend we follow this up with our demonstration on site as part of "Empty the Tanks" - please come out and support this global day of protest against animal captivity!
Empty the Tanks - https://www.facebook.com/events/599980720088182/
Photo Cred: Truly Organic Foods
Photo Cred: nataliec98
One of our most popular social media campaigns - our 2nd annual Global Awareness Week begins this Saturday. Last year we were flooded with photos from all over the world - this year we want more! Next week send us a photo with you holding a sign with the text - “Shut Down Marineland” ” Shut Down Ripley’s Aquarium” “End Captivity” and/or “Empty the Tanks”. This year we are also partnering with Toronto Aquarium Resistance Alliance (TARA) so show them some love as well!
Photo set from last year -http://www.flickr.com/photos/marinelandanimaldefense/sets/72157632966772926/
Exactly three months from today we will take to the streets of Niagara Falls to demand an end to captivity at #Marineland Canada. Will you join us?
Below is the launch of our march specific site - stay tuned to it for updates and use it as a resource. #endcaptivity #OP2NDChance
Also, the facebook event page to RSVP/INVITE/SHARE can be found here -https://www.facebook.com/events/527289127346410/
Event website here - http://marchonmarineland.com/
Social Media Tuesday! Join us on May 17th for Marineland’s Opening Day and the first on site demonstration of#OP2NDCHANCE. Please SHARE this image and invite your friends!
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/527289127346410/?fref=ts
Photo credit: Rose Hurst
The MAD organizer now dubbed “Tubman” is still there and over hour 18 in the tub! His feet are cold, but his spirits are high! Love and support has been pouring in from all over the world! Go Jeremy Go! He can see all the supportive messages from everyone and it’s really great! He’ll be there until the park closes for the season! Show him some love if you can!
This is Duke, and when I first came here in 1991, it was really Duke that brought me here. Some undercover footage that Cara Sands shot inside the warehouse of Duke and all of the others.
You can see if you look closely, his face is all scarred up, you can see what they call rake marks, which is from biting and fighting. His eyes are damaged, his jaw is damaged. And we actually found a place in the Caicos Islands to rehabilitate Duke, and it wouldn’t have cost John Holer (owner of Marineland) anything. And he wouldn’t do it, he let Duke die here.