Random Question

What is one place that you’ve visited, and will never go back?

Oh, that’s easy.

Every region has one of those parks that kids NEED to visit. In Ontario, it’s Marine Land. When Sithboy was young, he’d come running whenever he heard the commercial, and then just stand there, frozen in place and stare. When he was a few years older we decided to go. Big fucking mistake.

  1. The poor animals were in pools that were WAY too small for the number they had. Beluga whales are big, and my heart broke to see them swimming around in a tank that could barely hold the three of them.
  2. The park is HUGE. At one point, there used to be a small train that went through the park so you didn’t have to walk the whole way. It wasn’t there when we went and from the looks of the tracks, it hadn’t run in years. We had to walk, and there were barely any places for people to rest.
  3. The treats they feed the animals, especially the bears – sugar pops.

There are many other reasons, but as I write this, I’m getting pissed off.

Marineland has a long history of people reporting them for animal abuse, and because of the reports, the Canadian Government has passed a bill to phase out captive aquatic animals (Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act (Previously Bill S-203).

https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/S-203/royal-assent

We’d hoped that this would be a wonderful last stop on our family vacation. I still can’t believe how wrong we were.

What about you? Did you travel someplace and vow never to return?

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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