Marineland, a tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario , has been charged by Ontario for the care of black bears.
Wednesday’s charges, according to the Ministry of the Solicitor General, were laid down on Tuesday.
Brent Ross, the spokesperson for the Ministry, said that Marineland of Canada, Inc., in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was charged with three counts of failure to comply with a court order relating to the care of American Black Bears.
Ross stated that the charges were laid under a part of the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act which allows an inspector issue an order in order to assist animals who may be suffering. The facility must obey the order, or else face charges.
The ministry refused to provide any additional details. Marineland stated that it is working to provide a comment.
Marineland previously stated that it cares for all of its animals better than the legal standards.
In the park, there are an undetermined number of black bears living together in a den with water and a den. Visitors can feed popcorn to the bears.
Marineland was accused of failing to meet the standards of care for 35 American black beavers, which included failing to give them adequate food and water.
Later, the prosecution dropped the charges saying that there was no realistic chance of a conviction.
Marineland was ordered by OSPCA in 2013 to construct separate habitats for bear cubs so that they would not be mauled or devoured. Marineland agreed with OSPCA to develop a program of birth control. The park claimed it had complied.