• Petitioning Spanish Ministry of Environment

This petition will be delivered to:

Spanish Ministry of Environment
Spanish Ministry of Tourism
Loro Parque
Spanish Ministry of Trade
European Commission/European Court of Justice


    1. Jackie Kelly
    2. Petition by

      Jackie Kelly

      Southport, United Kingdom


Morgan is a young female wild caught orca, rescued by the Dolphinarium Harderwijk in June 2010 who gained a permit to rescue her on the condition she was released back to the ocean as soon as possible.
This did not happen. Morgan was put 'on show' to the public within 5 weeks of her 'rescue'. It is a well known fact that when rescuing wildlife, the only human contact of any kind should be to improve the health of the animal and to rehabilitate and release back to the wild. They absolutely should not be on show to the public.

There are too many questions that remain unanswered, just a few of those questions are:
1.Why were orca experts prevented from entering Dolphinarium Hardervijk much earlier to obtain DNA and vocal recordings of Morgan to find her pod (all pods have their own dialect), eventually being allowed in after the first court hearing a year later (August 2011).?
2.How did Sea World know about Morgan before orca experts had chance to work with her? Dolphin Hardervijk sold another wild caught orca, Gudrun to Sea World in 1987. (The sale of orca is now illegal and there is no evidence that Morgan was exchanged for money although there are reports that dolphins may be on their way to DH).
3.Why is the media 'still' reporting that 7 'experts' brought in by Dolphinarium Hardervijk said Morgan's release would be 'too risky' when 4 of those 7, on gaining new information on Morgans vocals/call signals, switched sides and supported her rehab and release?

It has been said that Morgan was sent to Loro Parque in November 2011 as this was 'in her best interest', this is not true. Morgan was sent to Loro Parque due to loopholes in laws. There was, and still is a solid, well organized rehab and release plan for Morgan by some of the worlds top orca experts. Her call signs have been matched to relatives and there is no reason why Morgan would not be accepted into this pod especially as she is a young female.

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If you wish to send donations to help Morgan please do this on the Free Morgan Foundation website. All funds are going to the contunuing legal fees. Thanks.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100,000 signatures
    2. UPDATE *NEW APPEAL* 2013

      Jackie Kelly
      Petition Organizer

      The Free Morgan Foundation, in association with the Orca Coalition, are continuing on the fight for Morgan’s freedom. Together they are preparing documents for Morgan’s case to be heard at Appeal in Den Hague, the Netherlands. The date for this yet to be announced, but please check out for details. Your signature will be presented with everyone else’s at the court to show the Judges that the world cares about what happens to Morgan. Thank you for your support.

    3. Reached 75,000 signatures
    4. Update on appeal for Morgan

      Jackie Kelly
      Petition Organizer​hermesinbox/10388167/​Opnieuw-rechtszaak-over-Morgan.​ece
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      The Orca Coalition has not given up on Morgan. This spring, the action group will again juridically cross swords with the ministry of economic affairs, agriculture and innovation.
      The Ministry will be sued, and not the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk because the Dutch government was responsible for her during her stay in the marine park. In November, the court in Amsterdam gave the go-ahead for the move to Tenerife. But the Orca Coalition is not giving up. “The previous lawsuits were purely meant to stop or slow down the moving of Morgan,” says Hester Bartels, spokesperson for the activist group. “Now it’s about the fate Morgan.
      We hope to be able to force her release via the legal route.” This is a proceeding on the merits. The first session at the court in Amsterdam is expected to be in April.

    5. Reached 25,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Elaine Mylius COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 14 hours ago

      It is not our right as humans to use innocent beings for financial gain. Morgan needs to be returned to her family.

      • about 17 hours ago

      Orcas are my favorite animals

    • Kelly Chelucci VANCOUVER, WA
      • 1 day ago

      this is abhorrent

      • 1 day ago

      Please help free morgan

    • Cameron Erb WATERLLOO, CANADA
      • 2 days ago

      Morgan is essentially in a puddle, like putting a salmon in a fishbowl. She is already experience dorsal collapse from inactivity and having it extended above the water for long periods of time where she is floating motionless.


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