Free SeaWorld Orca Who Beached Herself After Performance

Orca by Rojer

Target: Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld

Goal: Free previously wild orca who beached herself after a performance, presumably out of distress.

It is highly unnatural for an orca to beach itself for an extended period of time, but that is exactly what Morgan the orca did. After a performance, Morgan beached herself on the side of the pool for at least 10 minutes, laying motionless while spectators got up to leave. This is a sign that Morgan should not be kept any longer in captivity, and should instead be returned to the ocean from whence she came.

Orcas are known to sometimes beach themselves temporarily while hunting, but never for as long as 10 minutes. It is extremely dangerous for orcas to be out of the water for too long, as they need the water’s buoyancy to help keep their massive weight from crushing their internal organs. Morgan intentionally beaching herself could be seen as a suicidal move, which shows her living conditions to be less than desirable.

Morgan was first taken in by the Harderwijk Dolphinarium after she was found swimming off the Dutch coast, ill and emaciated. The Dolphinarium did this to rehabilitate her, but instead of releasing her back into the ocean, she was shipped to Loro Parque, a theme park owned by SeaWorld in Spain’s Canary Islands. There she lives a miserable life. Beaching herself was only the latest harmful thing to happen to her, with past records of her banging her head repeatedly against a metal grate and other orcas attacking her.

Morgan is not meant to be a performing animal. Unlike many of SeaWorld’s orcas, she was not bred in captivity, but instead knows what it’s like to swim free. Her current living conditions are harming her health, and her beaching herself is a message saying that all of this needs to stop. Sign this petition to demand that Morgan be released back into the ocean, where she belongs.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Manby,

SeaWorld did the right thing when it announced that it would stop its orca breeding program. However, there is one orca in captivity that needs to be released immediately.

Her name is Morgan, and she used to swim free in the ocean before she was shipped to Loro Parque, a theme park that SeaWorld owns in Spain. She is absolutely miserable, as is proven by her beaching herself for at least 10 minutes after a performance. She also has harmed herself in the past by repeatedly banging her head against a metal grate, and is often attacked by the other orcas. These are surely signs that she should not be held in captivity any longer.

Morgan knows what it is like to swim free, and to continue to keep her in captivity would be just plain cruel. Please release Morgan back into the sea so that she can be happy and free again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Rojer

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7 Comments

  1. SIGNED MANY TIMES – WHAT ABOUT THIS GREED RABBLE

    LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – NOT DESERVES TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES IN OUR ALL WORLD – ALL OF THESE CRIMINAL RABBLE IS BETTER DEATH AND NOT DISTURB THE REST OF THE WORLD POPULATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS!

    Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal killer ASSHOLES! Or not?

    NO ONE IS ABLE TO BAN THIS DEFORMITY!!

    WHAT KIND OF INHUMANE SCUM IS WITHIN US??? UNBELIEVABLE CRIME IS GOING ON FOR YEARS AND YEARS ——-

    W H O I S W A I T I N G F O R W H A T ?????????????????????????????

  2. Free Morgan and all the other orcas that are in jail?
    The human species will kill, murder and destroy other defenceless species purely for GREED and no consideration, compassion or respect shown for the innocent.

  3. M. Dobos says:

    We as a compassionate species need to stop using and abusing animals all in the name of profit. I would much rather go out in a boat to look at these magnificent creatures in their own natural habitat than to see them suffering in a small enclosure so that Sea World can make money. Not everything in this world is about money. Putting them in these small enclosures would be akin to locking one of us up in a closet. It has to stop. We treat animals as if they have no emotions or feelings. We abuse and torture our food, use animals for “science experiments,” cosmetic testing, etc., etc. Anyone that has dogs, cats horses, pigs, whatever, knows that animals do have feelings and emotions and suffer pain just like we do. Stop the abuse and treat all life on this earth with respect. Each and every life is precious.

  4. Daniela Bress says:

    This damn parrot park just pisses me off, just like our European courts CONSTANTLY breaking European laws and these disgusting German media supporting this sick industry by airing ridiculous documentations of Loro Parque, SeaWorld, etc. – this EU has degenerated into a stinky sinkhole, full of greedy, destructive, ignorant and USELESS individuals – it just sucks!

    The most dangerous criminals WORLDWIDE are sitting in the chairs for the CEOs of major corporations; laws, regulations, judges, prosecutors, politicians, etc., they’re all just wastepaper, paid employees and even slaves of finance, and large-scale business in these times of global economic dictatorship!

    Money is the ONLY true religion that works in the human world – we’re really a disgusting lower species.

  5. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. ?

  7. Free this ORCA NOW. The greed Seaworld displays words cannot describe. LET MORGAN GO HOME NOW, people demand this, who do you think you are, God??

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