Owner of Marineland Threatens to Stab Protester – Caught on Video

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In this video John Holer, the owner of Marineland of Canada, brazenly threatens a protester who is attempting to distribute leaflets outside of the amusement park. Holer’s reaction is over-the-top, and just lends credence to  whistleblowers’ complaints of cruelty behind the walls of Marineland.

Not satisfied with death threats, Holer has now sued the protester, Mike Garrett, for $1.5 million dollars in an attempt to halt protests. Holer has engaged whistle blowers Phil Demers and Christine Santos in a similar lawsuit, and seems both desperate and ineffective in silencing the voices of those who stand against animal cruelty.
Mike Garrett wrote the following for Marineland Animal Defense :

As many of you already know I’ve been served with a 1.5 million dollar lawsuit by Marineland, a notorious captive marine mammal facility in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. Their suit follows several weeks of me standing on public property and offering leaflets to people exiting. At the very beginning of this peaceful action of public protest the owner of Marineland John Holer was captured on video threatening me with violence in attempt to intimidate me from exercising my fundamental freedoms guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

During these leafleting actions the Niagara Regional Police have been called on several occasions by Marineland and have observed my presence outside the park. At no time have I ever been subject to a criminal investigation, ticket, arrest or detention due to my opposition to Marineland. I have never received an order from any member of the police to halt my actions.
In their claim against me Marineland has made numerous false and unproven accusations about my activities near the park. Along with monetary damages they seek to limit my abilities to engage in peaceful and legal opposition against Marineland.
Marineland is a giant corporation with limitless resources to engage and entangle me in frivolous and lengthy litigation. They seek to not only crush my opposition to the park but any other person in the future who would consider standing up against them and also expressing their rights of freedom of speech.
I am one average citizen who has taken up a fight against Marineland and I need your help in this battle. If they can successfully sue me into shutting up and staying away then they can and will do this to anyone. I need your help to retain proper and competent representation in order to fight this bully on behalf of all of us. As you probably know legal representation is very expensive and is certainly beyond my family’s means. A PayPal account has been setup for the specific purpose of fighting this lawsuit.
For everyone who believes this is a just cause, please help me by donating whatever you can and sharing this appeal. Thank you so much for all your support.

              Mike Garrett PayPal: mikegarrettdefensefund@gmail.com 

Fins and Flukes has created a Facebook event to raise $30,000 for Garrett, Demers, and Santos.  If this cause gets enough votes they will win the challenge, and it costs nothing to vote.

Please join to help former Marineland trainer Phil Demers and other Marineland whistleblowers win very badly-needed funds ($30,000!) to defend themselves against Marineland’s punitive legal assault for telling the truth about the deplorable conditions and treatment of Marineland’s marine mammals. Without them, none of this would have happened: http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/marineland.htmlHow: RSVP that you are attending this event, as a sign of your commitment to…
1. Create a login for the BiLLe Celeb Charity Challenge https://thebille.com/bille-celeb-charity/all-celebrity
2. Login and vote daily thereafter (for the next 5 days) for Les Stroud/Orca Conservancy.
3. Share your vote on any social media you use and try to help rally new votes.
4. Share this Event with any friends who care about captive marine mammals. If we can get to 1000 attendees who will commit to vote every day for the next 5 days, we can win this critical legal funding for Phil and the other whistleblowers.


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