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Update on Morgan The Sruggle to Free a Killer Whale


Animals  (tags: captive, killer, whale, morgan, the netherlands, hardewijk, orca coalitie, dolphinarium, seaworld, abuse, struggle, freedom )

Alicya
- 1099 days ago - care2.com
AMSTERDAM-Tuesday 17 July 2011 Orka Morgan gets an adoptive family in the Loro Parque in Tenerife Spanish zoo when Dolpinarium get's its way Director Marten Foppen Dolphinarium said this on Tuesday.



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Alicya L. (228)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 4:27 am
Update;

Last update: July 19, 2011 12:03 info.

AMSTERDAM-Tuesday 17 July 2011
Orka Morgan gets an adoptive family in the Loro Parque in Tenerife Spanish zoo when Dolpinarium get's its way Director Marten Foppen Dolphinarium said this on Tuesday.
For the welfare of Morgan, it is important that as soon as possible she will be in contact with peers, according to the Dolphinarium.
The Dolphinarium has put in a request for licensing Morgan's transfer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and wait for the allocation of this license.

Foppen: ''Speed ​​is now offered in the interest of Morgan. We hope that the Coalition also recognizes Orca
and refrain from delaying lawsuits.''

SeaWorld

The orcas are being cared for by the Spanish park attendants who are trained by the U.S. SeaWorld. They have over forty years of knowledge about the care and transport of killer whales is more than 40 years back. More expertise isn't there. We could not find a better place for Morgan,''said Marten Foppen.

The stay of killer whales in Tenerife, called Orca Ocean, was built in 2006 and according to Dolphinarium,one of the most modern accommodation for such animals in the world. The animals swim in 22 million liters seawater that directly comes from the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.
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Alicya L. (228)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 4:30 am
) http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/Free-Morgan-The-Orca/


 

Simone D. (1489)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 5:01 am

Thank you Alicya!
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 7:08 am
Noted and petition signed! Thanks!
 

Alicya L. (228)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 11:57 am
The Black Fish and other organisations in the Orca Coalition have started court proceedings to block the proposed export of orca Morgan from a Dutch dolphinarium to a marine park on the Canary island of Tenerife. The company had hoped to move her in the coming days but the coalition is now working to block this. Your help is needed more than ever.
 

Ester j. (32)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 12:32 pm
Thank you for the update.we will be watching.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 1:04 pm
Many thanks Alicya, will pass this on, already signed.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 1:49 pm
Kathy, You signed on March 16, 2011.
Your signature has been delivered to:
The Dutch Government

Reposted the petition on fb & myspace, sad numbers,, how hard is it to sign a petition.
My twitters page is having conflict:) all my followers & friends are gone.
Thank you Alicya
 

Amelie L. (51)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 1:54 pm
Thank you Alicya!
petition already signed.
 

Alicya L. (228)
Tuesday July 19, 2011, 2:07 pm
Here is the statement that just came out;

Blocking the export of an orca
Tuesday 19 July, 2011, 15:44, by The Black Fish



The Black Fish and other organisations in the Orca Coalition have started court proceedings to block the proposed export of orca Morgan from the Dutch dolphinarium in Harderwijk to the marine park Loro Parque on the Canary island of Tenerife. The dolphinarium had hoped to move her at short notice but the Orca Coalition is now working to block this.

will be moved to Loro Parque on Tenerife if the dolphinarium gets its way.


Interestingly the Ministry that is dealing with Morgan's case has given the Orca Coalition the possibility to appeal the export application (needed to move Morgan overseas) before it is granted. Even so the Orca Coalition wants to ensure that Morgan isn't shipped out while the legal proceedings are ongoing. Yesterday a judge was requested to block the permit and any transport of the animal while independent scientists and legal advisors are given a chance to make their case in front of a judge.

Just over a year ago the young malnourished female orca stranded off the Dutch north coast. The Dutch dolphinarium in Harderwijk was contacted and the animal was transported to be nurtured back to health at the company's facilities. Within a number of weeks the orca was back to strength but instead of releasing her, the dolphinarium started allowing paid visitors to see her. Quite quickly it became clear that even though the business is legally obliged to release animals they 'rescue' once they are healthy again, they had other plans with this young animal. The campaign to free Morgan has since gathered pace around the world.

In the most recent developments a majority of the Dutch parliament voted in favour of releasing the medical file and DNA material of Morgan so independent scientists can start looking for her family and at the possibilities of releasing her. Despite the growing public support for Morgan to be released back into the wild, the Dolphinarium is still refusing to hand over the information.

The Orca Coalition believes that marine animals belong in the sea, not caged up in tiny enclosures for the purposes of entertainment or research. We will continue to work together with other organisations to build strong opposition to the continued cruelty against cetaceans and other marine animals which are kept in captivity. Keep an eye out for updates on the campaign via the Free Morgan FB page or the @orkacoalitie Twitter feed. Support the campaign at http://www.orkacoalitie.nl
 

Savannah Meeren (17)
Thursday July 21, 2011, 6:37 am
Thank you I will monitor this Free Morgan!
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Thursday July 21, 2011, 7:50 am
Thank you Alicya! FREE MORGAN!
 
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