04 February 2014

Demand that White Sphere drops its plan to display the orcas at Sochi 2014 21JAN & 4FEB14

SO pathetic, but not surprising, considering the putin's Russia doesn't care about human rights, why would they care about animal rights and the environment? Join hundreds of thousands and sign the petition calling on white sphere to cancel their plans to display these Orcas and instead return them to their home. So far over 450,000 have signed. Keep this petition alive, and maybe the IOC will condemn the dolphinarium and the Russian government will have to prevent it from opening and free the Orcas.....
Amazing -- already over 450,000 people have signed our petition urging White Sphere not to display wild orcas at the Sochi Olympics! Click here to join them now.
Two wild orcas have been captured by Russian hunters, and are on their way to be displayed for human entertainment in a dolphinarium at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
White Sphere, the Russian company behind this, is just looking to make a fast buck from the tourists who will be descending on to Sochi during the Games. It couldn't care less that the orcas were stolen from their ocean home.
The mammals, which can grow up to 22ft long and swim 100 miles a day, are set to be kept in a “small concrete tank” after a 4,614-mile flight from the far east of Russia. Animal experts say that transporting orcas causes them stress, that keeping them in ­captivity shortens their life and can even turn them dangerously “psychotic”.
Tell White Sphere not to display the wild orcas for entertainment, and release them back into the ocean where they belong.
This isn’t the first time that the Sochi Winter Olympics has met controversy. Over 400,000 of us have already petitioned Coca Cola, as a sponsor of the Winter Olympics, to speak out on Russia’s brutal anti-gay laws.
The spotlight is now on Russian President Putin and the International Olympic Committee -- neither of whom can afford more embarrassment. Putin is putting his personal reputation on the line by hosting the Sochi Olympics, but he hasn’t done a great job of it so far. If we draw attention to White Sphere’s despicable behaviour now, just 2 weeks before the Games begin, there’s more chance that Putin and the IOC will take notice and that we win this.
Demand that White Sphere drops its plan to display the orcas, and return them to the wild.
Thanks for all that you do,
Hanna, and the rest of us at

More information:
‘Blackfish’ glitch: Did plan to fly orcas to Sochi for the Olympics get caught up in Moscow?, Raw Story, 16 January
Killer whales cruelly snared by hunters will be put on display at Russia's Sochi Winter Olympics, Mirror, 12 January
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