Marineland sues former animal trainer for $1.5 million

Posted Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:24 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Philip Demers wanted to be the “Kanye West” of animal trainers, but never got the chance after Marineland rejected his idea, according to a statement of claim filed by the Niagara Falls theme park. A lawsuit to restrain inappropriate conduct in relation to employees, former employees and veterinarians of the marine-animal park was filed Tuesday at the St. Catharines courthouse. The allegations include a plot to steal Smooshi the walrus as well as trespassing on Marineland property and intimidating employees. The lawsuit also seeks $1.5 million in damages from Demers, a former employee turned outspoken critic of the tourist attraction.

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