Environmentalists and marine mammal experts have complained

Orcas loaded onto trucks as Russia releases more from ‘whale jail’

Three orcas were canada goose outlet winnipeg loaded onto trucks at a controversial facility in Russia’s Far East where do uk canada geese go in winter on Thursday, as the country continues to release animals from what the media have dubbed “whale cheap canada goose jail”.

The secluded facility near the town of Nakhodka contains dozens of killer cheap canada goose jacket mens and beluga whales which were caught to be sent to aquariums, but are now cheap canada goose uk to be set free after a global outcry and intervention by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

Last month two killer whales and six belugas were released after a six day trip north to canada goose outlet paypal the Sea of Okhotsk which involved driving the trucks with a police escort, and then shipping the animals on a barge.

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canada goose uk black friday Divers could be seen going into the pens and using nets to move the animals onto a fabric stretcher with holes cut for the flippers. canada goose uk black friday

Canada Goose Online The animals were then lifted and placed into containers with water on three trucks. Canada Goose Online

Canada Goose online The orcas remaining in the pens and the beluga whales kept nearby could be heard vocalising loudly during the procedure and splashed in the water. Canada Goose online

buy https://www.mild-und-leise.de canada goose jacket Journalists were not permitted to enter the premises. Environmentalists and marine mammal experts have complained that the previous release went on with no independent oversight. buy canada goose jacket

No observers were invited to the loading on Thursday, said Dmitry Lisitsyn, coordinator of Sakhalin Environmental Watch, a group which has campaigned for the release and successfully sued over Russia’s practice of catching wild orcas.

Russia is the only country capturing wild orcas and belugas and selling them to aquariums, a controversial practice that has continued due to legal loopholes.

The controversy came to a head when images of what the media have nicknamed the canada goose outlet “whale jail” were published this year.

Scientists have advised that all 10 killer whales held in the facility be released together as a group, as they have formed relationships in the months since their capture while older orcas could teach the youngest how to hunt.

The All Russian Fisheries and Oceanography Institute (VNIRO), which is coordinating the releases, said the cost of such an operation would be prohibitive.

canada goose clearance sale The facility near Nakhodka still contains a remaining five killer whales and 81 belugas. canada goose clearance sale

canada goose coats Scientists have advised that the animals be released during the summer, which would make transportation far easier and leave the possibility for killer whales to find the families from which they were captured canada goose coats.

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