The End Of A Love Affair

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Smooshi and Phil.

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The End Of A Love Affair

Smooshi is a 900-pound female walrus that resides at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada. In 2004, she and trainer Phil Demers became celebrities after developing an unusually close attachment. Last year Demers quit his job at Marineland after complaining about poor treatment of animals at the facility. Marineland fired back with a $1.5 million lawsuit against the trainer, accusing him of plotting to “kidnap” the marine mammal. Sam Litzinger speaks to Demers, who gives his side of this love story gone bad.

Smooshi is a 900-pound female walrus that resides at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada. In 2004, she and trainer Phil Demers became celebrities after developing an unusually close attachment. Last year Demers quit his job at Marineland after complaining about poor treatment of animals at the facility. Marineland fired back with a $1.5 million lawsuit against the trainer, accusing him of plotting to “kidnap” the marine mammal. Sam Litzinger speaks to Demers, who gives his side of this love story gone bad. The National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C., is the site of a new exhibit featuring unsettling articles once used by dog fighters to raise, train and kill canines. The curator, Dr. Randall Lockwood of the ASPCA, give us a personal tour.

Music: “Augustrasse 18” by Acoustic Alchemy



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