Marineland Continues Dolphin Shows Despite National Ban and Criminal Charge

Footage shot at Marineland during its 2022 season opening weekend shows the Niagara Falls-based aquarium is continuing to hold dolphin shows, despite both the federal ban on using cetacean in entertainment performances, as well as a pending criminal charge for similar dolphin shows in the 2021 season, which was laid in December 2021. The current criminal proceeding is still in the disclosure phase. Animal Justice filed an additional complaint after releasing new footage of the Marineland dolphin show, showing trainers clapping to pop music, dolphins pushing trainers through the pool water, and dolphins performing tricks including jumps and flips. Niagara Regional Police have acknowledged the new allegations and are investigating. See the footage and read Animal Justice’s blog post here, also read more here.