THE PERFECT PAIR DOLPHIN TRILOGY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT AUTHOR MOOKY COLT: Canada allows Orca to Suffer
MookyColt @taxmadnessgov #Don'tbuyaTicket #CetaceanCruelty #OceanInfluences #OCEANTHUNDER #ORCALOVE #PreservationOfWildlife #SayNotoSeaWorld #SeaShepherdHeroes #StolenSeas #TalkinginRealTime #JustinTrudeau #Kiska #LastOrcainCaptivity #Marineland #ReleaseHertothewild or #Sanctuary
#FreeKiska the female Orca alone and exposed to the hot sun, without cover in a shallow tank waiting and calling.
All her 5 calves died in Niagara Falls through captivity.
The age of Kiska is reported to be approximately 39 years old.
Ongoing protests, petitions and more have helped lead to new legislation such as the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, passed in 2019, but the 60-year-old park still remains open, to much controversy.
Newly-released footage of one of the most well-known animals in the zoo, a lonely killer whale named Kiska, has reignited the indignation of those who believe such creatures deserve a far better quality of life — ideally, one in the wild — than Marineland can provide.
Hopefully the renewed calls to action, as well as the findings of the welfare inspection, will mean that Kiska and other tenured Marineland residents can be relocated to a sanctuary or otherwise have their environment and quality of life improved in some major ways.
Marineland did not say in the documents how many whales have died. Both the province and Marineland did not answer questions about the deaths.
How long has Kiska been alone? Emaciated, toothless, isolated for 7 years at Marineland in Canada, Kiska lost her five children, her companion and her friend. The brain gnawed by memories, she gradually immerses herself into madness. Nov. 29, 2018
Marineland owns the vast majority of living whales and dolphins in Canada, according to the whale-tracking site Cetabase. The park has an estimated 51 beluga whales, five bottlenose dolphins and a 40-year-old killer whale at its facility in Niagara Falls, according to Cetabase data and media reports. The park has not confirmed those exact numbers.
Marineland says it remains confident that it complies with all aspects of the new bill, which is awaiting royal assent. The park claims the exemption for its whales “acknowledged Marineland’s role as a custodian for the cetacean populations that call Marineland home, and specifically acknowledged that Marineland Canada’s actions are not inherently animal cruelty.”
The bill passed by the Senate does not explicitly mention Marineland or animal cruelty.
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Marineland Canada has since banned Cetatean captivity of but existing Orca remain captive. Makes no sense in my mind.
We love the post, too, Gary. We agree wholeheartedly that keeping Kiska captive does not make sense to the public. However, having worked in the captive cetacean industry, this comes as no surprise to me. Dolphins and orcas are worth huge amounts of money. A wild dolphin sells to the aqua circus for around £150,000, so the value of an orca must be immense. In other words, Marineland Canada will never release Kiska unless the Canadian government enforces its new law ... or Marineland gets financial compensation. Sad, but true.
This blog post gives the captured Marine mammals and animals who have to endure suffer, abuse, pollution, through human actions, full attention and a voice. Great work.
Thank you for your comment and support, Leotien. Our website is happy to give all activists a platform; a chance to have their say and promote the work that they are doing for those who have no voice. So, as we have done with you, we invite all activists to take up our offer of a blog. Only together are we strong. As for poor Kiska, we pray that the Canadian government will do the right thing by her. Thanks again, Leotien - always good to hear from you!
What is the one common denominator here?
A well-written post about a very informative blog. And, as usual, Nico, you have hit the nail on the head. As an ex-head trainer for a major UK conglom, I ask all who read this comment to please take note.
#Talkon,it's a getgo as in #gameon,
We aren't lawyers, but we wondered which orgs are attempting to have Kiska removed to a sanctuary. Is anyone taking legal action? As we would interpret it, this legislation does indeed apply to Kiska in that she is being kept prisoner against the best interests of her welfare. However, the clause 3a "... owns, has the custody of or controls a cetacean that is kept in captivity at the coming into force of this section and remains continuously in captivity thereafter ..." is listed as an exception. We interpret this as any owner already in possession of a captive cetacean is exempt. Do you agree? Basically, It sounds like a get-out clause, allowing owners to hold on to their big-money prisoners without redress - which basically undermines the whole issue. Who's working on this case? Do you know?
Thank you Mookie Colt for shining a light on this! When that bill was passed we all celebrated it as a victory for our beautiful cetaceans being held in captivity. I know I thought that this is a real coup for anti captivity activists. We thought... If Canada does it other countries would surely follow. Boy were we fooled! How can people be so heartless? That magnificent orca lost her 5 calves, and is now kept in a small pool to mourn her loss. It makes me cry thinking about what she goes through on a daily basis; much like Lolita in Miami' s Seaquarium. Thank you again for shining a light on this atrocity! Its always about GREED
Having worked in the captive industry, it comes as no surprise to me that this orca is still languishing in a concrete bowl. As I have always said, captive orcas and dolphins are worth too much money for these profit-fixated venues to grant them freedom. Thus, I repeat, this vile industry is not - and never has been - about education, conservation or cetacean welfare. It is about wringing every last buck out of the orca or dolphin imprisoned.
I live close to this Marineland and used to visit all the time when I was a kid, before I knew how horrible lives in captivity was for sea creatures.
As an ex-head ceta trainer who turned whistle-blower, I am all too aware of the distress suffered by captive dolphins and whales. I am also very familiar with the lying propaganda that is constantly fed to the public by the marine parks and dolphinaria ... because I used to spout the same claptrap.
Disgusting that captivity of these complex SEA mammals continues.
As a former head trainer, I learned first-hand about the special characteristics and qualities of cetaceans, and to leave these super-intelligent beings trapped in a concrete bowl inflicts nothing short of torture. The reason why I spend much of my time pushing for Atlanteans to be re-classified as non-human persons. This is something I passionately believe, as I experienced their magical "connection" - the same connection that governments exploit to turn dolphins into super-soldiers.
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