10 ORCAS AND 87 BELUGAS
ARE CURRENTLY HELD IN HORRIBLE
CONDITIONS IN THE "WHALE JAIL"

LOCATED IN NAKHODKA, FAR EAST OF RUSSIA

 
 
 

CHINA FUELS MURKY CETACEAN TRADE IN RUSSIA

15 ORCAS AND MORE THAN 200 BELUGAS WERE SOLD TO AQUARIUMS IN CHINA IN THE LAST 5 YEARS.

BOTH BELUGAS AND ORCAS ARE HIGHLY SOCIABLE ANIMALS

It is deeply traumatic for them to be separated from their families.


RUSSIA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT STILL CAPTURES ORCAS AND BELUGAS FOR AQUARIUMS

THE EXACT PRICE TAG IS UNKNOWN,
BUT QUOTES RANGE FROM 1 MILLION DOLLARS FOR BELUGA WHALE
AND FROM 6 TO 10 MILLION DOLLARS FOR ORCA

KREMLIN CALLED THE "WHALE PRISON"SITUATION APPALLING

RUSSIAN OFFICIALS HAVE LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION AND OPENED CRIMINAL CASE, BUT AN ORDER TO RELEASE THE ANIMALS HAVEN'T BEEN MADE YET

IF THE CAPTURE AND TRADE OF ORCAS AND BELUGAS WON'T BE STOPPED,
THESE MAGNIFICENT MAMMALS WILL BE
ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION, IF NOT ALREADY

 

WHO ARE WE?

This campaign is a result of collaborative effort of several organizations in Russia

With help and major participation of Environmental Inspector Sophia Belyaeva
The campaign to free the orcas and beluga whales is carried out with expert and advisory support from the Russian branch of Greenpeace.

WE JOINED FORCES TO FREE THE WHALES