• Petitioned Tatyana Zhukova

This petition was delivered to:

Department Head of Fisheries
Tatyana Zhukova
Senior Inspector of Department of Fisheries
Goldobina Marina
President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin
Russian Federation

President Vladimir Putin: Stop live-orca captures

    1. Cyber Whale Warriors
    2. Petition by

      Cyber Whale Warriors

      Denton, TX

We are urging you to stop the live-capture of 10 Orcas per year to supply to marine parks worldwide. Not only are these captures inhumane but they are also wrong. The practice of capturing wild Orcas is outdated and should become a thing of the past.

Orcas have complex social structures that should not be disrupted by losing a pod member. When one is taken away the balance of their families are severely disturbed and can even cause members to die. The short lifespan of an Orca in captivity is horrifying; on average an Orca can live in the wild anywhere from 60-100 years of age, but in captivity they do not live as long - the average lifespan is a sad 6 years. Many Orcas suffer severe trauma from confinement and die from stress-related issues like stomach ulcers. Orcas in captivity have also been known to grind their teeth on metal bars in pure frustration. Orcas are also more prone to viral diseases leading to death. In short, these animals lives are at stake as it is in the wild, and we are jeopardizing them even further purely for our own entertainment purposes. They are far more intelligent than we give them credit and it’s ridiculous that we are not allowing them the freedom they are truly deserved.

Please reconsider the live-capture of ten Orcas per year in your country. The world is watching and we are not happy about this practice and the impact it will have on our oceans and the Orca pods!


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    Reasons for signing

      • 2 months ago

      These orcas should be free

    • Claire Sahin ISTANBUL, TURKEY
      • 3 months ago

      All living creatures have a right to freedom, in their own environment. Enough is Enough!

    • Rudi Spermon ISTANBUL, TURKEY
      • 3 months ago

      I sign because these creatures have more value than any Putin

    • Лиза Пижова Прага, CZECH REPUBLIC
      • 3 months ago

      У всех есть право на жизнь!!!

    • Tatianna Rohe NEW YORK, NY
      • 4 months ago

      There is a reason why the Orca captures are banned in other parts of the world. There is a shift now and awareness towards growing sentiments against Orcas at SeaWorld. There will be more money spent in years to come to rehabilitate them and to release them back into the wild than what you will make now selling them to SeaWorld. Stop capturing them all together. Orcas are more intelligent than humans. And more emotionally attached to their family than humans. We are not equipped to handle Orcas in a swimming pool when they swim 100 miles a day. They need to eat buckets of jello per day for hydration because there are no moisture in the dead fish. They need the minerals from salt water and not chlorine water. etc. etc. etc. The list of reasons not to capture them are over mile long when it comes to Orcas. And stop destroying healthy Orcas in Russian waters. You will only spend more money reviving their populations later. Think long term and not short term.


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