Former Marineland workers allege animal neglect

Posted Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In extensive interviews with The Star, eight former Marineland staffers describe a pattern of neglect that has repeatedly resulted in animal suffering. What the public doesn’t see is the deterioration of marine mammals that become sick, suffer fur loss, skin damage and even blindness because of recurring water problems, they say. They also point to chronic staffing shortages that leave trainers unable to provide a minimum standard of care for animals to do well in captivity.

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