Canadian Theme Park Charged with Unauthorized Use of Cetaceans for Entertainment

Ontario authorities charged Marineland, a Canadian amusement park, with violating a 2019 law banning the use of cetaceans for performances without a license. Last Chance for Animals, a United States-based advocacy organization, reported the unauthorized use of beluga whales for tricks during performances at Marineland in August 2021. Marineland is scheduled to appear in court on February 14, 2022, and faces up to $200,000 in fines if convicted.