On the left, she and her mother in 2016, and on the right, she is in the “whale jail” in 2018. She was stolen from her mother, imprisoned and put in a cage.
How would you feel if your child was stolen? What would your baby feel? Pain, despair, fear! Orcas also can feel this- they are just like us and can grieve. It’s painful even to think what Harja, all the other prisoners of the “whale jail” and their families went through….
But thanks to all of us, they are free now! Harja’s GPS tags showed that in September she migrated to the open part of the Sea of Okhotsk and is now located east of Cape Terpeniya (Sakhalin Island). It has been a long time since her release and we hope that found her family – her mother and again swims next to her in unison!
Friends, we dealt with all the obstacles and freed the whales, but now we have to make sure that captures will be banned! You can help by education our friends about captivity and ask them to never visit captive facilities with dolphins and orcas or any other marine mammals!
Spread the word! Tag your friends who need to see this!
Photo: Olga Shpak| Tatiana Ivkovich
Source: Russian Orcas @russianorca https://www.facebook.com/332791450080379/posts/3753325784693578?d=n&sfns=mo