Update: Captured Russian Orcas
This is very sad: two of the Russian orca captured recently from the wild are being flown across Russia to the Sochi Dolphinarium. Sochi is where the Winter Olympics will be taking place in 2014. These are the first orca ever to be put on public display in Russia.
Via orca researcher Erich Hoyt:
We have new information that two of the killer whales being held near Vladivostok are soon to be flown across Russia to the Sochi Dolphinarium. Sochi is a busy place these days preparing for the winter Olympics, 7-23 Feb. 2014. The whale captors are intending to make money during the Olympics by putting the orcas on display. These will be the first orcas ever displayed in public in Russia. A sad day for Russia, a sad thing for the Olympics, a very sad situation for 2 orcas who now will be flying across 7 time zones, some 7,427 kilometres (4,614 miles) to spend the rest of what remains of their lives in captivity.
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