In June 2010, a young orca whale was found stranded in Dutch waters. The whale, now called Morgan, was sent to the Harderwijk Dolfinarium for rehabilitation.
Morgan was given a clean bill of health in July, but the Harderwijk Dolfinarium announced on December 2010 that they do not plan to release Morgan back into the ocean. From August until October, the Dolfinarium kept Morgan on public display, and Morgan proved to be a star attraction.
Morgan doesn't belong in captivity. A female orca can live up to 90 years in the wild, yet captive orcas often die before they reach 30 years of age. The decision to keep Morgan in captivity is dangerous to her health and well-being.
Sign the petition to tell the Harderwijk Dolfinarium and the Dutch government that Morgan should be returned to the wild.
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