Documents Reveal Fourteen Whales, One Dolphin Have Died at Marineland Since 2019

New documents obtained following freedom of information requests reveal that fourteen whales and one dolphin have died at Ontario's Marineland theme park since 2019, with most casualties being beluga whales. The deaths have sparked concerns over water quality and animal welfare, particularly since several of the animals were deemed to be under distress. The Canadian Press sought further information, like inspection reports and water quality assessments, through additional freedom of information requests, but these were initially denied, citing concerns about interference with law enforcement matters and personal privacy. Advocates are calling for more transparency from provincial Animal Welfare Services to instill public confidence in their actions.