The deceptively named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is continuing to try to grift money off of the work of Marineland whistleblower Phil Demurs — while refusing to acknowledge him.
Demurs, former head trainer of Marineland’s stadium show, publicly revealed his concerns about the animals at the Canadian animal park in 2012. Since then, he has been locked in legal battles with the owner as he continues his efforts to save a captive walrus named Smooshi that he developed a strong bond with during his 12 years employed there.
The owner of Marineland has accused the whistleblower of trying to steal the walrus in court.
“Mr. Demers and others agreed on or about October 7, 2012 to unlawfully gain entry into Marineland at a time known only to them, utilizing Mr. Demers’ knowledge of Marineland security as a former employee . . . in order to steal Smooshi the Walrus,” the lawsuit brought against Demurs claims.