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Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are incredibly intelligent animals with complex methods of communication and strong family bonds. Sadly, due to their high intelligence, cetaceans have long been exploited by humans for use in “entertainment” and forced to perform unnatural tricks in exchange for food in front of noisy crowds. One of these unfortunate cases involves a female orca named Morgan who is barely surviving in captivity at the Loro Parque tourist attraction in the Canary Islands.

According to a petition on Care2, Morgan recently attempted suicide by beaching herself on a concrete slab. Likely suffering from zoochosis, she was seen repeatedly thrashing her head against a metal gate and chewing on concrete prior to this incident. The petition states that the other orcas at Loro Parque have not accepted Morgan into their pod and they regularly attack and bite her, leaving her covered in wounds and marks. The young whale, who marine mammal experts say is not old enough for breeding, is kept in a tank with a grown male orca who makes sexual advances on her. The petition states Morgan’s cries for help during all these attacks have gone ignored by trainers and other park personnel.

No living creature deserves a life like Morgan’s, and it is time she is released to a sea pen sanctuary where she can swim freely without being attacked and eat without having to perform tricks.

Please take a moment to sign this petition voicing your opinion and demanding a better life for Morgan. And please share this with your network as a reminder why wild animals belong in the wild, not in captivity to be abused and neglected in the name of “entertainment.”

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0 comments on “Morgan the Captive Orca Attempted Suicide After Years of Neglect – Help Send Her to a Sanctuary!”

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Anita Biers
6 Days ago

I read that several years back the navy were trying to train a bottle-nosed dolphins in water they weren\'t accustomed to and many became ill and try to kill themselves in captivity. Any living being who tries to end it\'s life because it is in physical or emotional pain is a being that has supreme intelligence. And that is most animals. How anyone can note feel pain for this wonderful orca is beyond me. Leave Morgan go somewhere where she can live her days in contentment. Mankind is the ruination of so many wonderful creatures, including himself.


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ahimsa42
7 Days ago

“The only difference between a dog, cat, horse and dolphin and a cow, chicken, pig and turkey is perception. One is no more valuable than another. And yet in this culture, we hold the former animals in high esteem and the latter we brutalize for food. All animals are deserving of respect and freedom from violence. The way to respect others is veganism.”

http://www.befairbevegan.com/


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john pasqua
17 Days ago

FREE MORGAN THE ORCA NOW.


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Denise Baudin
16 Jul 2017

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LETS\' GIVE THE GREEDY FACILITATORS OF ANIMAL ABUSE, LISTED BELOW, THE PUBLICITY THEY DESERVVE:

Mr. Wolfgang Kiessling, owner of Loro Parque,

Mr. Javier Almunia, Head of Research Loro Parque,

Martijn van Dam, State Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Affairs,

the Netherlands, and ABUSER Mr. Joel Manby,

CEO of GREEDY SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment:

I PLEDGE that I will NEVER buy tickets AND WILL DISCOURAGE OTHER PEOPLE to swim with dolphins or any other animals.
I WANT SOMEONE TO START A CAMPAIGN AGAINST DUMB TOURISTS WHO DO BUY TICKETS FOR SUCH "CRUEL ENTERTAINMENT".

I bet Mr. Wolfgang Kiessling, owner of Loro Parque, Mr. Javier Almunia, Head of Research Loro Parque, Martijn van Dam, State Secretary for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands, and Mr. Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment ARE VERY HAPPY they were not born MORGAN or any other animal for that matter, because THEY TOO would be PRISONER in a tiny cement tank, forced to "perform" for DUMB TOURISTS.

Free Morgan, the "Suicidal" Killer Whale!



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