The Vancouver Aquarium is suing a producers of a controversial documentary film that took aim at its cetacean programs.
In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court, the aquarium claims Gary Charbonneau and Evotion Films violated the terms of a contract, and used content without permission to make the movie Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered.
The suit alleges that film has caused damage, and that Charbonneau and Evotion are guilty of “reprehensible, insulting, high-handed, spiteful, malicious and oppressive conduct.”
None of the allegations have been proven, but the Vancouver Aquarium has long denied the claims made in Chabonneau’s movie.
The film suggested there was cruelty and corruption at the aquarium, in particular with its program for whales and dolphins.
The Vancouver Aquarium has called the movie propaganda, full of outright lies.