Release orca Morgan back into the wild!

Orca Morgan was found malnourished and dehydrated in the Wadden Sea, off the northwestern coast of the Netherlands on the 23rd of June, 2010. Although EU law states that captured orcas must be returned to the wild, the Dolfinarium at Harderwijk who 'rescued' her had no intention of releasing her. Morgan was sold to Loro Parque, Tenerife and now lives in a small unnatural environment away from her family.

A release plan, written by more than 40 experts and which ensured the safe return of Morgan to the wild and to her family, was ignored by the Dolfinarium. Why? When Morgan was caught she was estimated to be about 2 years old. Females breed until the age of 40 and mothers calve about once every 5 years. This means Morgan will give birth to 6 or 7 calves, with each calve being worth millions when sold to other marine parks.

For up to date information about Morgan's case, please visit the site of the Orca Coalition.

 
Even though orca Morgan was caught in 2010, orca-experts from all over the world still advise to rehabilitate her in small steps! Please contact Loro Parque and let them know Morgan deserves to live with her family in the wild! Simply fill in the form on the right and click 'Send'. You can also edit the letter to your liking - personal letters carry much more weight and prove more effective than form letters.
 

 

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