Wild Orca Captures are Still Happening
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

From Save Lolita
November 2013

Wild captures are still actively happening. Brutal techniques are still used. Animals are still dying at the expense of our amusement, and populations are being depleted. With all of the complex connections marine parks hold with each other, every facility is guilty in these captures.

Most of you by now know that Lolita was stolen from er family in the waters of the Pacific Northwest over 4 decades ago. These brutal practices have been since criticized by both anti-cap activists, Orca scientists, and even some captivity supporters. Thankfully, the public outcry that occurred from these captures in the 60′s and 70′s caused legal action to come about, and capturing dolphins and Orcas for entertainment purposes have since been banned in the United States.

However, this does not mean that wild captures don’t still happen.

In 2012, three Orcas were captured in Russia, and 2 have since died, leaving only one left. Her name is Narnia, and she’s currently in a Russian holding facility awaiting her permanent captive home as an entertainer. Her capture was an experiment. Russia soon issued a permit to capture 10 wild Orcas in their waters each year. Now, two more rounds of captures have occurred, and now there are currently 8 Orcas at the Russian facility.

Different sources have released details about the captures, and what you read, you won’t be happy with. You can find the whole article here, but you’ll have to manually translate it using an online translator. Here’s one particular bit that is most concerning:

“Killer whales were caught in the Cape Perovskogo, in the western part of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk (50 kilometers south of the place of capture of Narnia). Serge network group orcas – adult male and female and a female teenager – and dragged (loop tail) dragged them to the shore, and then dragged to the aviary netting, set in the river. From fresh water orcas soon became ill and had to drag them back into the sea. In general, according to veterinarians, killer whales were in poor condition – thin, with ulcers on the skin. This year, the Far East was a very bad approach pink, say so, and seals and beluga whales were few. Maybe, just due to the poor condition of these animals.

From place of origin to the point of overexposure near Nakhodka week of killer whales were taken by truck. In the “dolphinarium” they come at a very bad condition, refused to eat.Coaches could not do anything, so they raskormila Narnia: she thrust her forcibly fish in his mouth and newcomer, after all, has ensured that all three began to eat.

Now, all four are in a cage. There are reports that two of them are planning to bring in November to Moscow at ENEA built aquarium, and seemingly ready for killer whales swimming pools. The other two, apparently planning to sell abroad – they already decorated CITES permit for export.”

Wild captures are still actively happening. Brutal techniques are still used. Animals are still dying at the expense of our amusement, and populations are being depleted. With all of the complex connections marine parks hold with each other, every facility is guilty in these captures. As long as people still buy tickets to marine parks like the Miami Seaquarium, Seaworld, and any other facility housing captive Orcas, there will always be more captures. The reason for these captures is demand, and as long as people are still paying to see these captives, the demand will always be there.


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