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More complaints of animal cruelty at Marineland

Marineland Canada

A complaint that led Ontario's animal welfare agency to investigate Marineland accuses the tourist attraction of cruelty against several species.

The complaint alleges there was a "highly unusual'' amount of land animal deaths for a zoo, several deer that didn't get proper medical care, sick bears and a peacock with a growth near its eye.

On November 25, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals laid five animal cruelty charges against the Niagara Falls theme park relating to allegations of cruelty against its black bears, guinea hens and a peacock.

Marineland denies the allegations, and says it will vigorously defend itself against the charges -- none of which have been proven in court.

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