Most of you probably already know the story of a young Orca Whale named Morgan. I’m sure there are some that do not though, so here is her life summed up.
On the 23rd of June in 2010 a young orca whale was found stranded off the Netherlands sick and underweight. The orca, later to be named Morgan, was then captured and transported to Dolfinarium Harderwijk and was held in the worlds smallest captivity tank for an orca whale. A year later her health improved and many Orca Experts worldwide said (more urged, than said) that it was time for Morgan to be released back into her natural habitat and home— the Ocean.
However these requests were denied by Dolfinarium. Morgan continued to be held captive in this tank alone. Captivity took its toll on this young being though, as it does every cetacean, and Morgan began to go ‘crazy’ and float in a coma-like state.
I have created a video to better understand this thought, on a visual basis.
Today, Monday, November 21st, 2011, was Morgans trial with the judge determining her freedom, or life in captivity. At about 12:00 noon news was released that the judge has ruled against releasing Morgan and that she will be transferred to Loro Parque as soon as possible.
An activist, Hunter Shaffer, had this to say about the trial, “Judge ruled that Morgan must be shipped asap to Loro Parque, because there is no socialization possible with the dolphins in Dolfinarium, because they have herpes!! What a shame. The Dolfinarium hadn’t told the judge the first court case about it so they could keep Morgan there instead of Neeltje Jans.”
Another lover of Morgan, author Megan M. Caldwell, has her own suspicions.. “There needs to be a new judge, new court, new everything. This is crystal clear that $eaWorld had their paws in this. They own Loro Parque, their bloodlines must be growing a bit thin by now with only two breeding males, both accused of killing their trainers. They are in desperate need of new, wild, bloodines. $W paid someone off for her.”
This trial definitely had something fishy going on in the back, and we want justice for Morgan.
Even to the common person, this does not work out. Appeal the Spanish Courts. Appeal this decision. Free Morgan from a life of sadness.
For more on Morgan visit the Free Morgan Foundation
Comment: How do you feel about the outcome of this trial?