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Orcas With Jobs

Helene Hesselager O'Barry | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Helene Hesselager O'Barry

There is no freedom from their dependence on their human keepers for food. Captivity is a full-time duty that has been forced upon them by humans, and there are never any breaks from it.

Disturbing Video Shows Killer Whale Beached Herself After Marine Park Show

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green

Morgan on concrete slide-out, Loro Parque, 05/16 from Dolphin Project on Vimeo. A captive killer whale appeared to "beach" herself following a p...

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom: Provocative Killer Whale Film Premiers in San Francisco

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

I Am Morgan - Stolen Freedom is a provocative new film about the marine theme park industry. It gives the audience a glimpse -- be it ever so brief --...

Zoo Worker Accidentally Tranquilizes Employee

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green

UPDATE: June 9 - According to the Telegraph, the worker who was accidentally shot with a tranquilizer dart was not wearing a gorilla suit. A Loro ...

SeaWorld's IPO and the Third Question of Conscience

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Would you buy a conflict diamond, purchase a slave, or bank dividends from Auschwitz? Of course you wouldn't -- those are all questions of conscience...

Strikes, Bites and Blood: The Graphic Case for Releasing Morgan, the Wild-Born Orca, from Captivity

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

For the young female orca known as Morgan, the brutal bullying by the other orcas at Loro Parque is the sad reality she faces for the rest of her life unless a court in the Netherlands intervenes.

Free Morgan: The Ocean Wants Her Orca Back

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Morgan's time in captivity doesn't preclude her from being retrained to live back in the wild, but as her court case lingers longer and longer, each day of delay condemns her to a life that is not life.

Death At Loro Parque: The Risks Of Killer Whale Entertainment

Tim Zimmermann | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Tim Zimmermann

Dawn Brancheau was the first SeaWorld trainer killed by a killer whale. But she wasn't the first trainer killed by a SeaWorld killer whale.

WATCH: Adorable Baby Jaguars Born In Spain

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's crazy to think that these little cubs will soon grow to be part of the largest cat breed in the Americas. According to ZooBorns, these four-week ...