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NEDERLANDS - ENGLISH

ACTUALIZACIÓN: El 3 de diciembre  de 2013 se llevará a cabo la apelación por la liberación de la orca Morgan en el Tribunal Superior de Justicia de La Haya, esperamos que en esta ocasión se tengan en consideración los intereses de este animal y su derecho a vivir en libertad.

En Junio del 2010, la orca llamada Morgan, una hembra de 4 años de edad, fue encontrada debilitada y herida, en el Mar de Waden, en la Costa de Holanda. Fue rescatada y enviada al delfinario local de Harderwijk, de manera provisional, donde después de su recuperación, fue exhibida al público. Un grupo de científicos e investigadores especialistas en cetáceos se unieron formando el Free Morgan Group (Grupo Morgan Libre), comenzando a luchar para impedir que Morgan fuese enviada a un parque acuático, y en su lugar fuera devuelta a su hábitat natural junto a su grupo familiar. Este grupo elaboró y presentó un completo plan de rehabilitación al Ministerio de Agricultura de Holanda y al delfinario donde Morgan estaba refugiada: http://bit.ly/tkOjLG .

El Ministerio holandés no examinó el plan y decidió mantenerla cautiva en el delfinario. Un tribunal de Amsterdam decidió que Morgan debía ser transferida de los Países Bajos al zoológico Loro Parque de Tenerife para que permanezca en cautiverio y sea exhibida al público.

Según los expertos existe un grave riesgo para la salud y el bienestar de Morgan. En cautiverio, las orcas reducen significativamente su tasa de supervivencia, (de los 50 años o más de esperanza de vida en libertad a los 8 años en cautividad), su éxito reproductivo merma considerablemente y el estrés puede conducir a la agresión hacia sus pares y entrenadores, causándole graves enfermedades e incluso la muerte. No debemos olvidar que es un animal salvaje y nacido en libertad, por lo que mantenerla en estas condiciones supone brusco cambio en su estilo de vida.

Sería trágico para Morgan y su comunidad que sea condenada a permanecer en cautividad y en una piscina artificial para el resto de su vida y cerrar de esta forma la puerta a cualquier posibilidad de devolverla a la naturaleza y a reunirse con su grupo familiar. Ya que Morgan ha nacido libre, es un animal sano y está preparada para volver con su grupo solicitamos su libertad y traslado de manera inmediata para que pueda llevarse a cabo el plan de rehabilitación para su reintroducción en su grupo familiar. ¡Ayúdanos a pedir a las autoridades holandesas que liberen a Morgan!

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UPDATE: On November 1st there will be a new trial in the Netherlands regarding the situation of Morgan. We want to get 100.000 signatures in order to convince the authorities to free Morgan and let him reunite with his family.  

In June 2010, the killer whale named Morgan, 4 year old female, was found weak and wounded in the Waden Sea, on the coast of Holland. She was rescued and sent to the local dolphinarium in Harderwijk, provisionally, where after his recovery, was exhibited to the public. A group of scientists and researchers specialized in cetaceans joined to form the Free Morgan Group, and began a fight to prevent Morgan being sent to a water park, and instead to be returned to the wild with his family group. This group developed and presented a comprehensive rehabilitation plan to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Netherlands and the dolphinarium where Morgan was living: http://bit.ly/tkOjLG

The Dutch Ministry did not consider the plan and decided to keep Morgan captive in dolphinarium. A court in Amsterdam ruled that Morgan should be transferred from the Netherlands to Tenerife Loro Parque zoo to remain in captivity and be displayed to the public.

Experts say there is a serious risk to health and welfare of Morgan. In captivity, orcas significantly reduce survival rate (from 50 years or more of life expectancy free to 8 years in captivity), considerably reduce their reproductive success, and stress can lead to aggression towards peers and coaches, causing serious illness and even death. We must not forget that a wild animal is born free, so keep it under these conditions is sudden change in lifestyle.

It would be tragic for Morgan and his community that she is condemned to remain in captivity and in an artificial pool for the rest of her life and thereby close the door on any possibility of returning to nature and meet his family. Since Morgan was born free, is a healthy animal and is ready to return to his group and request your free transfer immediately so you can take out the rehabilitation plan for reintroduction to their families. Help us ask the Dutch authorities to release Morgan!

Letter to
Organismo CITES de Holanda
Ministerio de Agricultura de Holanda
Organismo CITES de España
With this letter I support the pleads for the whale Morgan to be freed from the Loro Parque in Tenerife and returned to her habitat.

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 I urge you to transfer Morgan from Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife (Canarias, Spain) where it 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 its life.

Yours sincerely