Great Ape project (GAP/PGS-Spain) pleads for Morgan, the killer whale, to be returned to her habitat, once healed from the wounds.
Her capture was made under the claim to heal her wounds, but there is currently no reason for her to live in captivity in a Spanish zoo, since circus shows make these species turn into wild clowns confined to tiny spaces and make them do tricks inappropriate for their species.
Morgan is a killer whale born free, she can perfectly cope in her inhabitant once recovered of her wounds.
For this reason, Great Ape Project (GAP/PGS-Spain), urges the European Union to transfer Morgan from Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife (Canarias, Spain) where she currently lives back to her in habitat and her family group, otherwise she will live in captivity without the possibility to be reinserted for the rest of her life.
A group of scientists and researchers who specialise in cetaceans joined forces to create the Free Morgan Group and beginning to fight to prevent Morgan from being sent to a water park and to have her sent back to her natural inhabitant together with her family group.
This group penned and presented a full recovery plan programme to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture as well as to the dolphin tank where Morgan took refuge: http://bit.ly/tkOjLG ..
A court in Amsterdam decided that Morgan should be transferred from The Netherlands to Loro Parque in Tenerife so as to be kept in captivity and exhibited in public. According to experts there is a great risk for Morgan’s well being and health. When in captivity killer whales’ survival rate drops significantly, their reproduction success decreases considerably and stress may lead to partner or coach aggression, causing serious diseases and even death. We shouldn’t forget that Morgan is a wild animal born free so keeping her under such conditions leads to a radical change in her lifestyle. It would be fatal for Morgan to be made to stay in captivity in a tank for the rest of her life and thus stop her from the possibility to return to nature and to get together to her family group.
She is now a healthy animal ready to go back to her group. We plead for her freedom and immediate removal to make the recovery plan a reality as well as her reintegration in her family group.