Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Remember Montreal's Starvin' Dolphins!

We've recounted in some depth the splashy tale of Montreal's dolphins. One of the darkest hours of this city's labour history took place when Montreal's blue collar workers went on strike at the Alcan Aquarium where dolphins had happily frolicked for several years. The workers simply went on strike and let the dolphins starve. The three that survived were sent to Florida and Montreal never deserved dolphins again. The incredulity and depression on the bosses' face says volumes. The workers, who supposedly loved the animals so much, are pictured below, prior to the day that they simply stopped feeding the beautiful beasts.

4 comments:

Wayne Dayton said...

Overpaid cold-hearted bastards. To this day I despise and spit on the ground the Montreal blue collars walk on. Too bad they didn't stand a little closer to the propane tanks with their Mark Ten Menthols dangling from their mustachioed lips and it be them that met their demise instead of these defenseless, loving animals.

Anonymous said...

Presumably their managers should also share the blame. Surely nothing was stopping them from stepping in to do the work?

Liana said...

Where would I be able to find this article (from La Presse) ?

Kristian said...

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