27 November 2013
Captured Orcas To Be Displayed In Olympic City
At WDC we are very concerned about reports that seven wild orcas (killer whales) have recently been captured in Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk so that they can be sold to marine parks around the world.
And now we have heard that two wild caught killer whales will soon to be flown across Russia to the dolphinarium in Sochi, which is also host city for the 2014 winter Olympics.
These will be the first orcas ever displayed in public in Russia and the dolphinarium will be hoping to make money during the Olympics by holding them captive. Sadly, these two individuals now face a stressful journey, flying across seven time zones, some 7,427 kilometres (4,614 miles) to spend the rest of their lives in a small tank.