And these charges could just be the beginning. In a press release, the OSPCA stated that further charges were pending.
While the OSPCA does not currently have the authority to remove the animals from the marine park, the organization said that it wants "to reassure the public that the Society will be continuing to make sure that the animals are getting the care they require while this investigation is ongoing."
"Reports of animal cruelty are taken very seriously," Steve Toy, a senior inspector with the OSPCA, said in a statement. "When we receive reports of cruelty that involve wildlife or exotic animals, we will utilize our experts as well as industry experts to assist us with our investigation."