Ask Russia to Release Wild Orcas Captured for New Moscow Aquarium
Wild orcas were snatched from their homes in the wild last year so that they can be confined to a concrete prison in Moscow.
Although it was initially thought that they would be displayed in Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics, it now appears that they are being kept in Moscow for a new aquarium that has yet to be built – which would be one of the few places in the world where orcas are held captive.
Following the global success of the documentary film Blackfish, public sentiment against keeping these majestic animals in captivity for human amusement has never been stronger. Orcas in the wild swim up to 100 miles a day and live in close-knit social groups. In captivity, they are separated from their families and imprisoned in small tanks, where they become frustrated, unhappy and often, as in the case of Tilikum at SeaWorld, psychotic.
Exploiting these whales is unethical and behind the times. Please take action!
Send a message to the Russian Ambassador to the UK asking for the orcas to be released back into the wild where they belong.
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