Wednesday, 25 January 2012

More than 43,000 people calling for the release of the orca 'Morgan' living in captivity in a water park in Tenerife

Over 43,000 people have joined the petition actionable Great Ape Project created by asking the Spanish authorities to return to their natural habitat orca 'Morgan', who currently lives in captivity at the Loro Parque in Tenerife.

According to the petition, keep 'Morgan' in captivity seriously threatens their health and welfare of the whale in captivity and reduced survival rates. Thus, the free a killer whale has a life expectancy of 50 years while in captivity is reduced to eight. In addition, animals with serious illnesses, undermine their reproductive capacity and can lead to death, as detailed in a note actionable.

The journey to 'Morgan' began in June 2010, when found on the shore of Walden Sea in Holland, weakened and wounded. He was sent to the dolphinarium Hardewijk for recovery, where it was exhibited to the public after that. At that time, scientists and researchers who form the Free Morgan Group began a struggle to prevent her being brought to a water park and was returned to its natural habitat.

The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture did not examine the reports submitted by the group which called for their release. She remained in captivity and was transferred to Loro Parque in Tenerife after a court decision.

The petition in actionable calls for its release. Every time someone supports the request, send an email to the Spanish and Dutch authorities, as well as MEPs and those responsible for Loro Parque in Tenerife.

"There is actionable for this: put a platform available to any person or organization, anywhere, so you can start a campaign and its goal on the issues that most concern them," said Francisco Polo, founder and director of actionable. "Great Ape Project has succeeded in creating a movement and tens of thousands of people are demanding the release of 'Morgan'" he adds.

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