In June of 2010, Morgan, a female orca was found emaciated, swimming alone off the Dutch coast. She was taken to the Dolfinarium Harderwijk theme park in the Netherlands, under the guise of a “rescue, rehabilitation and release” permit.
In 1984, approximately 17 million dogs and cats were euthanized in U.S. shelters every year. Today, that number has decreased to approximately 1.5 million. But even with euthanasia rates decreasing and adoption rates increasing, the plight of homeless animals remains a global crisis.