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Morgan Needs Our Help!!!


Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, whales, cruelty, animalrights, conservation )

Kim
- 583 days ago - takepart.com
Morgan the Orca has been transferred to an amusement park in Spain. The battle rages on to get her back with her family in the open ocean. She is sustaining injuries and is to be bred way too early. Please note, sign and share far and wide for her!!



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Kim O. (399)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:17 pm
The first picture in the link is all of the damage she's gotten so far. Just below that is the link to the petition. It's a Change.org one. Please do what you can for this poor girl! Giant sparkly green stars to all I can star, together we can make this happen for her. It's been too long already.
 

Joan M. (1084)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:39 pm
Noted & Indeed Signed. Thanks Kim
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:47 pm
It says I already signed! Thanks Kim.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:52 pm
have signed that already in the past, seems an older petition hm.. plus at least half a dozeh others, this fight has been going on for so long now and she has been in Spain for a long time already.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:55 pm
Thanks Henriette..Kim..signed
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:05 pm
"Thank you for signing the petition "FREE ORCA MORGAN"

Signed and noted. Thanks, Kim!
 

naomi cohen (44)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:15 pm
done, kim. thank you.
 

AniMae Chi (406)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:25 pm
signed
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1647)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:30 pm
I already signed. Apparently, this petition still needs more than 28,000 signatures. Will do my best to get more signatures Kim! TY sweetie xxxx
 

Julie E. (345)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:33 pm
Noted, signed, shared, tweeted and shared again. Thanks Kim.
 

Kim O. (399)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:34 pm
Huge thanks to all of you!!
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:44 pm
N&S&SHARED--TY KIM
 

Erin R. (168)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:59 pm
done
 

Carrie B. (299)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:17 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Ruth L. (299)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:41 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Kim
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:15 pm
Thank you for submitting Morgan's story, Kim. I have heard of it before, but it remains important to keep it alive and circulating, thus increasing her chances of living to a better tomorrow.

It sure was unlucky for Megan the orca that she was not rescued by good people, but that it was exploiters who crossed her path, as she would have received help she needed and could be swimming freely in the ocean now, instead of having ended up in some stupid amusement park, with a rather gloomy outlook. I wonder why she was ever entrusted to these particular people (were there nobody better around then?) who only took advantage of her sick condition with the intention of using her for filthy lucre, and why, although it was reportedly conditioned by her later release, nobody stepped in the moment it became clear this condition was not to be met?!

While no wild animals belong to captivity, orcas are among those species that are particularly unsuitable for it. It is no rocket science: Considering that their home is a vast ocean, hardly ever can they thrive in a miniscule pool -- and so keeping them thus is nothing but abusive. No wonder many get frustrated and develop psychological disorders, suffering in silence or getting aggressive. It is said to be highly unlikely, if not close to impossible, to be attacked by a wild orca in the ocean; the fact that it happens frequently in captivity says it all. (After all, they are rather big, predatory sea mammals.)

Turning animal exploitation into somebody's line of work is simply despicable. There is a lack of concern on the part of the abusers for these animals'; their well-being, let alone happiness, is inconsequential, and their emotional and physical needs often left unfulfilled. No compassion whatsoever. And this is just one case of many others, which concern both wild and domestic animals... How can this possibly be allowed? And visitors to these "amusement" parks are in desperate need of a better education. They should dream of seeing these majestic beings in the wild -- there is no pleasure in seeing them imprisoned and enslaved.

There remains hope that this orca's friends will hold on and finally succeed in freeing her. So, may she have the good fortune to taste freedom once again in the end!!!
 

Kerstin Strobl (345)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:17 pm
signed, thank you Kim
 

Roshani S. (80)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:46 pm
Noted, Signed and shared.... THANK YOU HENRIETTE FOR SHARING!!! THANK YOU KIM :)
 

Mm M. (455)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:56 pm
Signed & noted
 

Gabriela V. (164)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:01 pm
I already signed, thank you!
 

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:02 pm
Noted, signed, shared on FB and tweeted. Poor girl! Thank you, Kim.
 

Marie W. (65)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:03 pm
S&N
 

Michael Carney (209)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:09 pm
Noted, and signed...
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:25 pm
signed, thnx for the card, Kim.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:25 am
Thank you ~ signed
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:51 am
Signed.
 

Pogle S. (88)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:52 am
S & N - It's just wicked thing to do to another sentient being and should not be done! At all! Ever!
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:35 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:36 am
Noted and happily signed,thanks Kim and for the card. I hope our signatures can make a difference for Mprgan.
 

Fran away F. (111)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:48 am
Noted and signed in support of freedom for Morgan. TY Kim!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:13 am
Kim: noted and signed the three petitions!
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:55 am
Taken part!
 

Rock H. (254)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:20 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Kim!
 

Joy Wong (75)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:29 am
Noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:25 am
Thanks gladly signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:25 am
Direct link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/free-orca-morgan

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:34 am
Signed , Thanks .
 

Ruth S. (307)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:39 am
Signed
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:49 am
noted
 

Jarmila Bernathova (24)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:02 am
signed ty
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:12 am
N&S. Thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:34 am
Signed.
 

Ellen G. (340)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:41 am
done
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:56 am
Previously signed & shared on FB, thanks Kim.
 

Patricia Cannell (751)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 7:35 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Kim O.
 

Mandy A. (93)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:06 am
Thanks Kim :)
 

back soon (388)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:32 am
Thank you dear Kim. Morgan must go back in the ocean! Already signed Change.org petition.

Here's another petition
RELEASE ORCA MORGAN BACK INTO THE WILD!
http://3dayz.com/orca-morgan

 

Sandi C. (235)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:43 am
s/n
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:00 am
S&n thx:))))
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:00 am
S&n thx:)))
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:09 am
S&n thx:))
 

Alicia N. (87)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:17 am
sadly noted- SO gladly signed
Good Luck to precious Morgan
 

z Buffypause o. (101)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:03 am
Thanks Kim!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:35 am
Besides freemorgan.org I found background info re this ongoing situation at www.blackfish.org. This was taken to court when Morgan was first taken into captivity, the ruling was announced against releasing Morgan into the wild on Dec. 12, 2012 and Morgan was sent to Loro Parque, Tenerife, Canary Islands, it's 6th orca in captivity as of Nov. 2011. This is the summary on www.blackfish.org - working for the oceans (btw, this is a great source of info for all those interested in ocean conservation. Court rules orca Morgan's removal to Spain was not unlawful
Original article by DutchNews.nl, December 13 2012
The removal of the orca Morgan to an amusement park on Tenerife was not unlawful, judges in Amsterdam said on Thursday.
An organisation of marine wildlife experts known as the Orca Coalition had gone to court in an effort to have the decision reversed. They argue Morgan, who was found in the Wadden Sea in a severely weakened state in 2010, should have been released into the wild instead.
The export licence for Morgan was granted on the grounds that the orca would be used for educational purposes. The judge in Amsterdam said this was the case, news agency Novum reported. Nor is there any reason to think Morgan's health is in danger in the amusement part, the judge said.
Morgan's supporters argue that she is constantly attacked by other orcas at the Loro Parque centre and that she is being taught to perform tricks, which breaks the terms of the export licence. I SIGNED CHANGE.ORG PETITION (ALMOST 180,000 SIGNATURES) KEEP FIGHTING!
 

Suzanne L. (153)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:06 pm
N&S. TY
 

Carol D. (109)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:26 pm
Yes free Morgan signed and noted
will sign other petition given by Desanka
Thank you
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:27 pm
Noted and signed gladly Kim. I hope this petition will help Morgan the beautiful orca. She should be free!!
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:35 pm
Signed.Free Morgan
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:50 pm
Signed
 

Sherri O. (257)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed.
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:00 pm
Signed
 

samantha l (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:14 pm
Already signed!
 

Jude Hand (59)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:57 pm
Signed, tx.
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:59 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:04 pm
noted, already signed
 

Antiope K. (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:10 pm
I have already signed & shared!! Thank you!
 

Vicky P. (463)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:11 pm
already signed, noted
 

Mary T. (186)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:34 pm
Thanks Kim I have already signed and shared will share again as we need more names on here.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:47 pm
nted signed tweeted and shared thanks so much Kim all whales should be freed
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:02 pm
mORGAN SHOULD BE FREED and nobody ownes her.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:21 pm
Previously signed.
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:39 pm
notato E` firmato!!!!! grazie Kim!!!!!!!
 

deb s. (145)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:35 pm
S & N shared thanks Kim i hope she is saved and given that freedom she deserves back in her natural habitat
 

Barbara K. (84)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:12 pm
S & N, thanks, my friend. Fingers crossed for the whale and wishing they could all be freed. People don't have the right to just steal wild animals from their homes and lives their lives as prisoners.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:17 pm
I suggested they put themselves in a box or cage and put themselves on display as well

 

Christina Meira (4)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:26 pm
que coisa triste... what a sad thing! poor Morgan.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:49 pm
Noted and already signed.
 

Constance F. (433)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:53 pm
Over 173, 000 on Change, pretty impressive. Thank you for posting Kim ! - both petitions previously signed.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 7:59 pm
Done !
 

Timmie Smith (2)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:32 pm
wish ppl would leave babies born in the wild with their families. they aren't here to be circus performers, amusment park entertainment or anything else. they were born in the wild and should be able 2remain in the wild for all generations 2come to see in their natural habitat the wild
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:34 pm
Poor animal...
 

Shirley S. (174)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:02 pm
Noted & signed for FREEDOM !
 

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:30 pm
Signed and noted - thank you!
 

Nikki B. (129)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 1:07 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Kim.
 

Wendy M. (55)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 1:42 am
Signed and noted. Thank you
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:48 am
No doubt done... with hope
Thank you, dear Kim & Desanka!
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:33 am
Petition signed.

Morgan does not belong in captivity. Morgan suffers from injuries, confined in a small space. Morgan needs to return to her pod asap.

Ty, Kim.
.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:34 am
signed. TY All
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:19 am
Signed!
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:20 am
Signed!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:49 am
S & N!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:55 am
noted, signed for Morgan with hope
 

Yvette S. (31)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:52 am
Signed
 

Amy E. (66)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:59 am
N/s
 

Yvette S. (31)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:03 am
First save her and then put her in hell!!!!
 

Edwin M. (366)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:27 pm
Noted and signed thank you Kim
 

Jade N. (22)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:29 pm
Thanks!
 

LMj Sunshine (125)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:41 pm
TY!
 

LMj Sunshine (125)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:48 pm
This has gone on far to long, signed all petitions with hope, TY!!
 

Michelle S. (455)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:36 pm
Signed with 173,926 supporters and counting.

Glad to see you got a terrific post up Kimmie. The competition here at Care2 for posts is stiff!

You go girl! XOX Michelle
 

. (5)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:58 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Kim.
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:36 am
signed.
 

Michela m. (3925)
Monday February 11, 2013, 9:57 am
S&N
 

. (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:08 am
done. Thanks Kim.
 

Ann B. (140)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:17 pm
noted and signed - thanks
 

Mariette G. (150)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:55 am
Signed, thanks Kim!
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:30 am
yes, s,sh,fbooked all petitions regarding Morgan! Thanx
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:38 am
S+N
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:47 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Kim!
 

Beth M. (244)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:48 pm
Done.
 

Elderberry C. (47)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:51 pm
signed
 

Valerie Disle (66)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 12:20 pm
signed and noted
 

natalie n. (164)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:03 am
humans are so cruel
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:41 am
Thanks Kim for this great post!!!! Poor animal!
 

AniMae Chi (406)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:07 am
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Birgit W. (144)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:15 am
Signed.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:51 am
Signed
 
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