Let Morgan Go Home!
Young orca Morgan has a family waiting for her in the wild, but she was
betrayed by the people who were meant to help her and is languishing in
captivity at cruel Loro Parque marine park.
On 23 June
2010, Morgan, a young female orca, was found emaciated in the Wadden Sea off
the coast of the Netherlands. The Dolfinarium Harderwijk in the Netherlands captured
Morgan and transported her to the dolphinarium under a permit that specifically
provided for her recovery, with the purpose of subsequent release. She
recovered at the dolphinarium in just a few months.
this time, a group of experts – the Free Morgan Foundation – compared Morgan's unique
calls to other orcas in the region and found that she most likely belonged to
an orca population in the Norwegian Sea. The foundation developed a detailed plan
for Morgan's rehabilitation, with the intent of reintroducing her to her pod.
Morgan never was released into the wild. Instead, she was shipped off to
Tenerife, to a marine park that has connections to notorious orca abusers
Morgan is still living in a small concrete tank at Loro Parque, alongside orcas
on loan from SeaWorld. These intelligent animals are denied everything
important to them and forced to perform for tourists.
and time again, experts have identified health problems and
psychological distress in the orcas at Loro Parque. Some of them are missing their teeth. Some have painful rake marks all over
their bodies, or mucus dripping from their eyes. They float on the surface of
the water, bored and listless, exhibiting behaviour unheard of among wild
Speak out for Morgan! Send a message to the Spanish government and let them know that you want to see Morgan transferred to a coastal sanctuary, for potential reintroduction to her home and family.
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